Abstract artist Sally King Benedict has a penchant for color

Image by Sally King Benedict

Charleston Magazine has a lovely piece on College of Charleston grad and local artist Sally King Benedict's passion for abstract paintings and her affinity for color.

Currently, Benedict works out of Redux Studios where she continues to push boundaries with her bold, yet commanding use of color. Art is in Benedict's blood, and her years growing up the daughter of a gallery owner have made her wise beyond her years. Her Studio Art professors at the College saw it, and now, galleries, nationally recognized magazines, interior designers and Art Institutes are all stopping to look at the work Benedict is producing.

Most may think abstract art has some deep, underlying meaning behind it, but Benedict's art is different. She explains:

“Do I paint with a message?” Benedict considers the question carefully. “Not really—I paint as if the piece were going to hang in my living room. I wish I had a really profound reason for why I paint the way I do, but it’s not complex.”

Learn all about Sally King Benedict and her rise in the Southeast here.