2019 Poster Artist Ben Mann

August 15 2018

Ben Mann creates art that makes you happy, using a fresh, whimsical style. Watch for downloadable sketches ideal for the creative child (or the young-at-heart adult) to collaborate with Ben for a fun tulip image.

Ben has also developed a video showing his painting process, which is linked on our website. His poster art was unveiled on November 8, 2018.

Ben has made a vibrant and indelible mark on the landscape of his native town of Bellingham, WA. His art practice is founded on a BFA in illustration from San Francisco's Academy of Art University, and what he has done with that diploma has been a creative path to sustainability as a full-time artist. In addition to being a successful artist, Ben also plays an active role in the public elementary schools, with a 2-hour 'Mr. Acrylic' workshop that he brings into local classrooms. He also teaches teachers how to teach art through Western Washington University.

Ben reports, "The need to adapt as a professional artist in different arenas has been the very thing that keeps my creative momentum evolving--and with no two days alike, my workdays remain interesting. I am given credit for being prolific, when in reality I can't hardy wait to pick up the paintbrush each morning."

2019 Poster Artist Ben Mann