Mindy Bench







Mindy Bench

Mindy Bench

Cottage Grove, OR


" I want to personally thank those who purchase my art, I want you to know it is a piece of me you have with you, my artful eye,my joy, and my art passion, with Love." Mindy Bench


ART EDUCATION - Mindy Bench attended Lane Community College for associates of science in health education.Specific drawing and design skills have been developed through many elective art classes taken at Lane Community College and mechanical drawing in high school. Mindy enjoys the process of discovery whether exploring the rhythm of color in her brightly colored oil and acrylic paintings, or working intuitively with an array of mediums. Mindy is a member of the International Artists Guild and The Cottage Grove Art Guild in Oregon. She attended art seminars and classes, learning from members of the guild as well. She Speaks French and English. She is also a flutist and recorded an album in 2005.

In 1991 Mindy Traveled to Washington D.C. to see the National Museum of Art, She then traveled on to Paris, France, She visited Musee du Louvre and the Musee d’Orsay, she was enamored and inspired, ever since, she has been fascinated by the art world, in the beginning she worked with oil and acrylic. She would explore many mediums, and later she dabbled in watercolor. Her oil and acrylic paintings have been featured in local art galleries and art displays. Mindy has assisted the Cottage Grove Art Guild, with the " art in the privy project" and the Main street mural project. Mindy has also worked with folk art painting projects and restoration, she helped paint the new signs for the WOE Fair in Cottage Grove.

In 2006 Mindy started exploring digital photography after a several years of online classes and discovery, she created a logo and name Mindyjgirl professional Photography in 2010, since then she has hosted numerous photo shoots and photographed weddings, bands, people and events. Mindy’s work reflects her sensitivity with the physical landscape of the west coast and inspiration from her travels around the world. Her photography has been published in local newsletters, guides and Travel Oregon Magazine. Her photos have been seen in the Eugene Register Guard, and many photos featured in the local Cottage Grove Sentinel. In the summer of 2012 Mindy planned and hosted a Glamour Photo Shoot at the Village Green in Cottage Grove, Oregon with three Hollywood type sets for clients to choose from. She now has an assistant Jasmine Bell, she is mentoring.

Mindy has a big heart for her community and the world, she has donated her art for numerous charities including; Local Children's Christmas event with the Elk's Club, Donated free art advertisements for breast cancer awareness and she sent three pieces of art to the 3 Light benefit for Karen Perry. Mindy donated her photography services for wife's of soldiers in Afghanistan and for low income student graduation portraits. She Donates gift certificates every year for the Charlie Stovall Memorial Golf Event, which raises money for college scholarships. Plus many more. Mindy has a facebook site for her photography business https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mindyjgirl-Photography/218151804865802

You can message Mindy if you want anything special, she can customize digital art just for you, different colors to match your rooms, names and or sayings, if you have an art charity your might want to ask her to get involved. Mindy writes for hubpages as well. http://mindyjgirl.hubpages.com/


Chambers Covered Bridge by Mindy Bench


Mendenhall Glacier by Mindy Bench


Laredo by Mindy Bench


Falling Leaves by Mindy Bench


Paris Purr by Mindy Bench


Mr. Peacock Cherry Blossom by Mindy Bench


Good Morning Sunshine by Mindy Bench


Ashley by Mindy Bench


Morning Solitude by Mindy Bench


Can you see him? by Mindy Bench


McKenzie Dream by Mindy Bench


Tracks in Fall by Mindy Bench


The Wayfarer Pond by Mindy Bench


Pretty Pink Dahlia by Mindy Bench


Purple Orchid by Mindy Bench


Monique in pastels by Mindy Bench


Toes in the water by Mindy Bench


Tiger portrait by Mindy Bench


Mahlon Sweet Sunset by Mindy Bench


The Beard in the Iris by Mindy Bench


Docked at Bayou by Mindy Bench


Mr. Peacock by Mindy Bench


Spirit Equus by Mindy Bench


Sunshine Monarch by Mindy Bench


Ink Kitty by Mindy Bench


Mindy's Purple Horse by Mindy Bench


Horse with Tribal Tattoo Purple by Mindy Bench


Paris in Love by Mindy Bench


Vineyard in Summer by Mindy Bench


Colorful Desert by Mindy Bench


Big Bull Elk by Mindy Bench


Feng Shui Bauga by Mindy Bench


Starry Night by Mindy Bench


McKenzie River Tulips by Mindy Bench


Tulip Princess by Mindy Bench


On the Wings of Eagles by Mindy Bench


The Row River in Oregon by Mindy Bench


Marilyn Monroe by Mindy Jo by Mindy Bench


Hear Me Roar BW by Mindy Bench


Persian Pink Daisy by Mindy Bench


Monet Inspired Ladies in the Garden by Mindy Bench


Sailors Delight by Mindy Bench


Ray Buck in Green by Mindy Bench


Hanauma Bay with Turtle by Mindy Bench


Big Red Barn by Mindy Bench


Hot Pink Zebra by Mindy Bench


Vineyard Veranda by Mindy Bench


Star Flower Ombre by Mindy Bench