Margaret Atwood custom typewriter

  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. [...]

2023-05-14T22:41:33+00:00May 10th, 2023|Latest News & Updates|

Terry Fox Typewriter Takeover

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 [...]

2023-05-14T22:43:59+00:00April 19th, 2023|Latest News & Updates|

Pop up show – Art exhibit

April 15th I had an art exhibit at Private and Company mens boutique clothing store where I showed the GOAT collection of paintings for the first time.  The Greatest Of All Time (GOAT) series is a collection of 5 athletes some consider to be the greatest in their respective sports.  The collection consists of Michael Jordan, [...]

2023-05-14T22:44:34+00:00April 18th, 2023|Uncategorized|

Terry Fox typewriter, the power of words

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.  [...]

2023-03-22T22:33:50+00:00March 20th, 2023|Latest News & Updates|

Nirvana 4″ x 4″ original oils

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 [...]

2023-03-03T23:34:38+00:00March 3rd, 2023|Latest News & Updates|

Fanexpo Vancouver 2023 Typewriters

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. [...]

2023-03-03T23:34:48+00:00March 3rd, 2023|Latest News & Updates|

Obi-Wan Kenobi (Full Time-Lapse) Star Wars Painting 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.

2023-01-21T00:45:41+00:00November 21st, 2022|Latest News & Updates|
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