Shawn Benton

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Press Coverage

ARTCOVER Magazine - Issue 2, 2017 - Front Cover artist with 4 page spread

MTNtown Magazine - Winter 2016/2017 Issue - "Today's Ski Bums" Article

Art in Aspen, A Publication of The Aspen Times -  Winter 2016 - Solo Exhibition Back Cover Ad

ARTCHASER - Volume 2, 2015 -  New Artist Profiles 

The Scout Guide Blog - July 25, 2012 - LIVAspenArt "Matrix" Exhibit

Aspen Magazine - Issue for Summer 2012 - Article “Emerging Artists in Aspen”

Aspen Times Weekly - Issue for June 14 - 20, 2012 - Photo of Shawn and his wife from The Red Brick Biennial Reception with his painting titled “Free”

Aspen Times Weekly - Issue for March 1- 7, 2012 - Photo of painting titled “SOS” which was part of the group exhibition Familiar Strangers at The Red Brick

Aspen Art Museum Members’ Magazine - Issue for Fall/Winter 2011- 2012 - Artist for Roaring Fork Open 2011


Shawn Benton, born in 1981, is a contemporary artist that paints

using acrylic, mixed media and collage on canvas, paper and

shower curtains. He is a self-taught artist from Oregon, but now

resides and creates in Aspen, Colorado. His paintings depict current

worldly issues as an alternative to what you may hear on

mainstream news; it is his way to share with others the directions

and trends that he sees will happen soon, unless we wake up. He

believes we are living through a very important time in history

where we are exiting out of an old paradigm and entering into a

new paradigm. This shift in consciousness is what he portrays

through his art. As the current system crumbles away, such as the

banking system, fiat currencies and politics to name a few, then we

will be able to co-create a better way and create a world where

humanity will thrive. When we are healthy and the energy of the

chakras flow, we are in balance, connected and our inner compass

will lead us through life. The universe is calling Shawn right now to

paint and get this message out. He is driven, focused and

very passionate about his art. Truth, nature, and freedom are a few

of the things that inspire him as an artist.