Margaret Atwood custom typewriter A collaboration between Dave Benning and Brendan Raftery to create a custom hand-painted and fully restored Corona Zephyr typewriter for Margaret Atwood was a labor of love. Atwood has had an illustrious career as a writer, poet, and essayist, and her works have been recognized with numerous awards and accolades. [...]
Terry Fox typewriter takeover. Pleased to announce an upcoming event on Sunday April 30th from 12 noon to 2pm at Brave Brewing Co At this event myself and Oldschool Typewriters will be displaying our custom hand painted typewriters. The event has a theme.. Bravery. Being held at Brave Brewing Co, the event will be [...]
Extremely proud to be able to share this latest machine. It was a project around a year in the making but the final result was so worth the wait. Terry Fox, a young man from BC embarked on a journey in 1980 that would inspire and give hope to millions of people affected by cancer. [...]
After Fanexpo, I've had a chance to relax and catch up with all the online stuff. I've got a few really interesting things coming up including a couple of pop up gallery days in Vancouver and being able to share more news and developments about the Terry Fox typewriter project Brendan and I have [...]
New addition to the store in the original oil category, these 3 individual original oil paintings of the band Nirvana sold individually. Nirvana had a huge impact on my musical taste in the 90's. The album Nevermind was a real game changer. These small originals of Kurt Cobain, Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic are images [...]
Fanexpo Vancouver was an absolute blast! Brendan @oldschooltypewriters and myself were exhibiting our latest custom hand painted fully restored typewriters and enjoying all the fun and excitement of the Expo! This was our second fan expo and we had such a great 3 days interacting with all the incredible people who were at the event. [...]
https://youtu.be/H0UZanRFI48 Time lapse acrylic painting. Artist Dave Benning. Michael Jordan inspired by the @Netflix documentary "The Last Dance".
https://youtu.be/ro31PrZy4-A Obi-Wan Kenobi original painting by Vancouver artist Dave Benning. Full start to finish time lapse of the entire process. Acrylic painting of the Star Wars character played by the Legendary Sir Alec Guinness. Here you can see Dave's process in his portrait technique.
Being Laid Off During Covid Pandemic Turned Into A New Business For BC Artist February 8, 2022 *originally published by Global News Being laid off during the COVID-19 pandemic turned out to be a blessing in disguise for Dave Benning. He spent 155 consecutive days painting in his [...]