Ben Cardoso is an International, Cuban-American artist who cannot remember a time when art was not an important part of his life. Recently retired from an executive position at The Coca-Cola Company, he is currently pursuing his passion, painting, on a full-time basis in Safety Harbor, Florida where he currently resides.
His paintings are described as colorful and daring often playfully flirting with modestly risqué subject matters. A fellow artist reflecting on his paintings commented that they all tell a story. This captures the interest of the viewers which allures them to keep coming back.
While Ben’s preferred media is acrylics on canvas, he has experimented with a variety of techniques and textures. His use of color is consistently warm yet lively showing a unique bond with the subject matter. Ben emphasizes that he wants his art to connect and communicate with the observer. Art should bring enjoyment by capturing a moment, a mood which is reflected in colors, textures and shapes that make each distinctive composition come alive.
Ben has exhibited and sold paintings in Greece, Kenya, Venezuela, Mexico and the United States. He retired in 2011 to pursue painting on a full time basis and is currently accepting contracts on commissioned paintings and portraits of people and pets.
Ben is a member of the following organizations: The Exhibiting Society of Artists (TESA), International Society of Acrylic Painters (ISAP), The Tampa Bay Plein Air Artist Group and Art Circuits Association of South Florida.
Morning Coffee Portrait