Fine Art compositions that speak of  stories untold waiting to be drawn out by the innermost fancy of the observer.

"A la espera" HGB©2014. Acrylic on gessobord, 8" x 8".

About the artist

 

Hebé García Benítez was born in Miami, Florida on 1964 from Puerto Rican parents. On 1966,  her  family returned to Puerto Rico, and took up residence in Floral Park, Hato Rey. From an early age, the artist showed an  interest in drawing and painting. In 1986, she presented for the first time, a series of etchings at the Fletcher Hall Art Gallery in Lafayette, Louisiana. That same year, she obtained a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Southwestern Louisiana, graduating with Cum Laude distinction. In 2000, she began  collaborating with the Ballet Señorial Company of Ponce PR, working in costume design, stage design, concept development and collaborative development of original dance productions. In August 2003, she enrolled at  the Art Students League of Old San Juan, taking painting workshops with Professor Nora Quintero. It was with Quintero that her  interest in the acrylic  medium started, and where she developed her enthusiasm for the human figure. Recently, the artist has discovered clay as a new medium to experiment and create new engaging and unique sculptures. She has studied with different teachers including Cheryl L. Savoy, William T. Secrest, Herman P. Mire, Gilbert C. Carner (USA 1982-1986),  and Nora Quintero (2003-2007), Roxana Jordan (2005), Hiram Rosado (2006 to 2008) and Luis Ivorra (2010-2012), Debra Fritts (2013), Cristina Córdova and Jason Burnett (2014), Lisa Clague and  Kelly Rathbone (2015). García Benítez has participated in numerous collective shows in Puerto Rico including the prestigious Muestra Nacional de Arte of 2013. Most recently, one of her ceramic sculptural pieces, “Una pregunta en barro y pincel” was acquired by the Museo Francisco Oller in Bayamón, Puerto Rico as part of their permanent collection. Expanding her horizons, the artist is now living and working in Abiquiu, New Mexico where renown artist Georgia O’Keeffe once painted her iconic desert landscapes.

“My work is an expression of my fascination with color, the human figure and the mysteries that life provides us. It explores the infinite possibilities of color, displaying how the light plays on the human figure revealing shadows and gleams of light interacting  within the space in which the figure exists.”~ HGB

 

"Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures."

-Henry Ward Beecher