About the Artist: Ben Mann

At once whimsical and nostalgic, Ben Mann’s vibrant color palette and unique perspective creates lively painting full of humor and charm and a strong sense of heart.  With a BFA in illustration (Academy of Art University, San Francisco, 1992), Ben says: “My trek as a professional artist has been a curvaceous one, much like the wandering lines in my designs.  There is a sweet spot where I strive to be loyal to the content, and not fret about the literal details. I enjoy stepping back from my subjects and distilling them to their simplest forms, perhaps depicting life as caricature, from a block away.  So much in life requires a literal stance – keeping an eye on accuracy and the wonder of a kid with a crayon.”