Sandra Benhaim


Sandra Benhaim during her exhibition at Cerulean Arts

In my artwork I use oil paint and pigment sticks on canvas, wood panels, and prepared paper. The amazing wonders in the world offer me enormous inspiration. My paintings are an expression and celebration of my passion for nature and all its splendor of color and variety. Layers of color, as well as juxtaposed hues, are used to create a visual energy that fascinates me. After working in a representational manner for many years, “little pieces of landscapes” began to mix in my artwork with true abstractions of color and texture.
For some time now, many of my images have been purely abstract, expressing in unabashed, exuberant color my enthusiasm for the natural world. I have also begun to investigate collage much more fully, by creating works on paper and other surfaces. Besides paint, crayon, and oil pastel, my collages use colored, textured papers, flyers, maps and such. Visits to Paris, the “City of Light” and also to some exotic isles have provided many of the items I’ve used in my collages. In essence, my abstract works are about “place” and are landscape-inspired, but they are not a representation of a specific location. The viewer is welcome to enter my “worlds” through imagination, memory, and reverie.



Reflective Impulse, oil, paint stick, oil pastel on canvas, 36" x 48"
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Cascading, watercolor and collage on Langton paper, 13" x 22.5" 
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Deep into Orange, mixed-media on archival paper, 11" x 9"  Available 


Fancy Free, oil and acrylic on canvas, 24" x 24"  Available 


Langton Experiment 2, mixed-media and collage on Arches handmade paper, 22" x 30"  Contact Gallery 


Lovebirds, mixed-media on paper, 9" x 11.25"  SOLD


New Mexico Inspiration 3, acrylic on board, 12" x 12"  Contact Gallery


New Mexico Inspiration 6, acrylic on board, 12" x 12"  Contact Gallery


New Mexico Inspiration 8, acrylic on board, 12" x 12"  Available 


New Mexico Inspiration 9, acrylic on board, 12" x 12"  Contact Gallery


New Mexico Inspiration 10, acrylic on board, 12" x 12"  Contact Gallery


New Mexico Inspiration 11, acrylic on board, 12" x 12"  Contact Gallery


New Mexico Inspiration 12, acrylic on board, 16" x 16"  Contact Gallery


Radiant, mixed-media on archival paper, 8.5" x 8.5"  Contact Gallery


Turquoise, mixed-media on archival paper, 11" x 9"  Available 


Untitled (Dream), watercolor on rag paper, 16" x 22"  Contact Gallery


Untitled (Vermillion), acrylic on canvas, 24" x 24"  Available 


Composite 3, mixed-media collage on Bristol vellum, 12" x 12" 
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Last Essence, oil and oil pigment stick on canvas, 12" x 12"  Available 


Terra, mixed-media collage on archival paper, 6" x 5.5"  Contact Gallery


Rose Remembrance (Radiant)
, oil, oil pigment stick on canvas, 12" x 12" 
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Lemonade,
gouache, caran d'ache crayon on paper, 9" x 12"  Contact Gallery