1. The Butterfly Must be Thirsty – acrylic, tempera and oil pastel; 40 x 30 in.
2. I’m Hungryyy – acrylic, tempera and oil pastel; 40 x 30 in.
Benz Amataya Kuipers
Benz Amataya Kuipers is a Thai abstract painter based in Chicago. Her two children inspired her to start painting at age 34. Her art-making process honors the unrelenting energy, rawness, innocence, courage, joy, and spontaneity that she found in children’s art. Her paintings are her unfiltered responses to her creative urges. She likes to keep her process straightforward with no planning ahead and openly welcomes unexpected results in her work. She views herself as an artist and instigator, who makes art to encourage others to enjoy the process and try their hands at art without being too hard on themselves.
© Benz Amataya Kuipers