"I am an abstract artist known for my custom colorization. My work reflects a feeling created within a color palette with an emphasis on the way colors layer and affect one another. My vision is to create a mood within the art, adding a hint of a landscape or focal point usually evoking a feeling of fluidity and emotion. My intentions are never to fully define a scene... but to lead viewers to the use of their own imagination and life experiences to fill in the gaps. I am fortunate in that my love is to paint for spaces, not just for what I was inspired to paint but how it needs to feel for a buyer to be able to live and fall in love with a piece.”
Carol Benson-Cobb’s art career started with an entrepreneurial spirit at the age of fifteen, painting rock star portraits for school mates. A self taught artist, Benson-Cobb quickly learned her niche and love was painting for specific projects and spaces. Her original paintings reflect her years of living in the high deserts of Arizona, inspired by the natural elements and landscapes.
Benson-Cobb evolved her original art business by focusing specifically on the interior design industry. Unlike traditional artists, Benson-Cobb launched her own creative formula and signature gallery-quality art line in 2012. The exposure within the major home furnishings markets built her client list to include custom collections for national accounts as well as expanding the art into multiple categories with brand partnerships and licensing opportunities.
The artist’s abstract paintings and textile designs have been translated to furniture, hand-knotted rugs, wallcoverings, and accessories through strategic licensing partnerships. Benson-Cobb continues to offer custom collections to interior designers and luxury retailers. Her Dallas based working studio now offers her original paintings and signed works directly to collectors.
2011 Benson-Cobb's first collection of originals were selected and placed within the Holly Hunt showrooms
2012 The first reproductions were launched within the home furnishing markets under the umbrella of "Benson-Cobb Studios". 'Driven' becomes the first Benson-Cobb artwork to be sold nationally by luxury retailer, Neiman Marcus.
2014 Reproduction collection launches with One King's Lane
2016 Benson-Cobb began working with Property Brothers Buying + Selling design team, providing custom artwork.
Williams-Sonoma Home selects a collection of reproduction artwork.
Calvin Klein selects pieces for a curated collection
John-Richard partnership launch, expanding the artwork into a licensed collection of reproductions, furniture, and accessories.
The artwork is translated to a licensed collection of hand-knotted rugs by Creative Touch.
2018 York Wallcoverings launches a Benson-Cobb licensed collection.
2019 Benson-Cobb launches retail gallery website
Arhaus launches a collection of Benson-Cobb's reproduction artwork.
2020-2021 Project - HGTV's Celebrity I.OU. Season I & II episodes air (Benson-Cobb's artwork featured for Jeremy Renner, Viola Davis, Michael Bublé, Allison Janney, and The Office's Rainn Wilson)
Benson-Cobb for Peacock Alley pillow Spring collection launch
2021 New furniture releases High Point Market | John-Richard Collection
Benson-Cobb's artwork featured by Nate Berkus for new HGTV series
2022 Project - Celebrity IOU artwork for Tiffany Haddish & Howie Mandell
Arts Award nominee
York Wallcovering Collection release
New High Point showroom Interhall
Project - Celebrity IOU artwork for Kristen Davis & Heidi Klum