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BEN HOTCHKISS
Williamsburg, Massachusetts - United States



Original Artworks (330)

Ben Hotchkiss; Composition 3079, 2020, Original Painting Oil, 12 x 10 inches. Artwork description: 241 It is a small abstract oil painted on 1 8th masonite within the last year. ...
Ben Hotchkiss
Original Oil Painting, 2020
12 x 10 inches (30.5 x 25.4 cm)
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Ben Hotchkiss; Composition 3078, 2020, Original Painting Oil, 12 x 10 inches. Artwork description: 241 It is a small abstract painting painted on 1 8th inch masonite within the last year. ...
Ben Hotchkiss
Original Oil Painting, 2020
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Ben Hotchkiss; Composition 3077, 2020, Original Painting Oil, 12 x 10 inches. Artwork description: 241 It is a small abstract oil that I painted within the last year...
Ben Hotchkiss
Original Oil Painting, 2020
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Ben Hotchkiss; Composition 3076, 2020, Original Painting Oil, 12 x 10 inches. Artwork description: 241 It is a small abstract oil painted on 1 8th inch masonite in 2020. ...
Ben Hotchkiss
Original Oil Painting, 2020
12 x 10 inches (30.5 x 25.4 cm)
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Ben Hotchkiss; Composition 3074, 2021, Original Painting Oil, 12 x 10 inches. Artwork description: 241 It is a small abstract painting that I painted within the last year. ...
Ben Hotchkiss
Original Oil Painting, 2021
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Ben Hotchkiss; Composition 3073, 2021, Original Painting Oil, 12 x 10 inches. Artwork description: 241 It is a painting that was painted on 1 8th inch masonite within the last year. ...
Ben Hotchkiss
Original Oil Painting, 2021
12 x 10 inches (30.5 x 25.4 cm)
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Ben Hotchkiss; Composition 3072, 2021, Original Painting Oil, 12 x 10 inches. Artwork description: 241 It is a small abstract painting that I painted within the last year....
Ben Hotchkiss
Original Oil Painting, 2021
12 x 10 inches (30.5 x 25.4 cm)
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Ben Hotchkiss; Composition 3071, 2021, Original Painting Oil, 12 x 10 inches. Artwork description: 241 Itis a small abstract oil painted on 1 8th masonite within the last year. ...
Ben Hotchkiss
Original Oil Painting, 2021
12 x 10 inches (30.5 x 25.4 cm)
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Ben Hotchkiss; Composition 3070, 2021, Original Painting Oil, 12 x 10 inches. Artwork description: 241 It is a small abstract oil painting that I painted within the last year....
Ben Hotchkiss
Original Oil Painting, 2021
12 x 10 inches (30.5 x 25.4 cm)
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Ben Hotchkiss; Composition 3069, 2021, Original Painting Oil, 12 x 10 inches. Artwork description: 241 It is a small abstract oil painting that I painted within the last year. ...
Ben Hotchkiss
Original Oil Painting, 2021
12 x 10 inches (30.5 x 25.4 cm)
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Ben Hotchkiss; Composition 3068, 2021, Original Painting Oil, 12 x 10 inches. Artwork description: 241 It is a small abstract oil painted on 1 8th masonite within the last year. ...
Ben Hotchkiss
Original Oil Painting, 2021
12 x 10 inches (30.5 x 25.4 cm)
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Ben Hotchkiss; Composition 3067, 2021, Original Painting Oil, 12 x 10 inches. Artwork description: 241 This is a small abstract oil that I painted within the last year. ...
Ben Hotchkiss
Original Oil Painting, 2021
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Ben Hotchkiss; Composition 3066, 2021, Original Painting Oil, 12 x 10 inches. Artwork description: 241 This is a small abstract oil that was painted on 1 8th masonite within the last year. ...
Ben Hotchkiss
Original Oil Painting, 2021
12 x 10 inches (30.5 x 25.4 cm)
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Ben Hotchkiss; Composition 3065, 2020, Original Painting Oil, 12 x 10 inches. Artwork description: 241 This is a small abstract oil that i painted on 1 8th inch masonite within the last year. ...
Ben Hotchkiss
Original Oil Painting, 2020
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Ben Hotchkiss; Composition 3064, 2021, Original Painting Oil, 12 x 10 inches. Artwork description: 241 This is a painted that was painted on 1 8th inch masonite within the last year. ...
Ben Hotchkiss
Original Oil Painting, 2021
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Ben Hotchkiss; Composition 3063, 2021, Original Painting Oil, 12 x 10 inches. Artwork description: 241 This is an abstract oil that I painted on 1 8th inch masonite within the last year. ...
Ben Hotchkiss
Original Oil Painting, 2021
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Ben Hotchkiss; Composition 3062, 2020, Original Painting Oil, 12 x 10 inches. Artwork description: 241 This is a small abstract oil that I painted on masonite during the last year. ...
Ben Hotchkiss
Original Oil Painting, 2020
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Ben Hotchkiss; Composition 3061, 2021, Original Painting Oil, 12 x 10 inches. Artwork description: 241 It is a small abstract painting on masonite that I painted within the last year. ...
Ben Hotchkiss
Original Oil Painting, 2021
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Ben Hotchkiss; Composition 3060, 2021, Original Painting Oil, 12 x 10 inches. Artwork description: 241 It is a small abstract oil that I painted within the last year. ...
Ben Hotchkiss
Original Oil Painting, 2021
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Ben Hotchkiss; Composition 3059, 2021, Original Painting Oil, 12 x 10 inches. Artwork description: 241 It is a small abstract painting that I painted within the last year. ...
Ben Hotchkiss
Original Oil Painting, 2021
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Artist Statement

My name is Ben Hotchkiss. I am 75 years old and have been painting abstract paintings for over 40 years. My interest in art germinated in my fathers studio when I was very young. I used to watch him paint. Often, while watching him paint I would thumb thru his bools on earlier painters of the 20th Century. I especially liked those of the Expressionists,Imressionists,Cubists and Abstract Painters. I was expecially intrigued by the color plates of abstract artists. They did not depect anythingwhat did they mean. But I didnt really begin painting for another 20 years when I was down and out in a rooming house in San Francisco. I actually started doing abstract water colors . In 1980 I moved to Northampton, Ma. and discovered an Art Supply store near by. At this point I had an inspiration to switch from water colors to oils. i started on a shoe string with canvas boards, Duro oil paints and small brushes. I am still painting to this day but on masonite now.
I have always been a student of visual expression. I especially like compositions of thingsi.e. many visual en entities working together to create a composite effect. In earlier years I traveled around the country via Grey Hound or Trailways buses and did quick i.e. three rolls of 35mm film photo essays of a city. I have done bunches of pen and inks and colages as well.
Four artists that I greatly regard are Wassely Kandinsky, Vincent Van Gogh, Diebencorn, and Arshile Gorky.
I am intrigued by the intuitive faculties of the Human mind. Like jazz and Classical music Abstract Painting is a purely intuitive form of expression.
I think of myself as a visual explorer,viual innovater and visual alchemist. I have no underlying messages in my paintings. Like Rorschock ink blots each person will have his or her personal response....