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Sally King Benedict

Sally King Benedict
May 2011
The artist known for her colorful abstracts shares her passion for the scrumptious days of disco, needlepoint, and summer fun



Art of Entertaining: “This vintage tabletop sculpture is art, entertainment, and a conversation piece all in one. Anyone can pick it up and make whatever they want!”



Hot Pink: “NARS lipstick in ‘Schiap’ has recently become a staple of my everyday look. I never wore lipstick until I discovered it because I couldn’t find the perfect shade.”



It’s a Cinch: “I love doing needlepoint, and Janet Porcher Gregg inspired me to start making belts, which I have bound by a man in Kentucky.”





Four Kicks: “George and I had both been saving for Stubbs & Wootton shoes, so we just decided to give each other customized pairs as wedding presents.”




Bridal Bling: “I bought these earrings from Candy Shop Vintage to wear on my wedding day. Deirdre is a dear friend, so I thought it would be special to put her talents to work.”




Serenity Now: “We were having a party and desperately needed something for the wall, so I painted this based on a Massimo Vitali photo. I wanted something that looked clean and calm.”



Snap & Save: “I bought this Polaroid on eBay and now have stacks of photos everywhere. We made copies of one to use as a save-the-date for our May 2010 wedding.”

Sweet Love: “For a quick break from the studio, I often go to Sugar Bakeshop for a treat. The owners are so supportive of everyone in the community, and I find their aesthetic inspiring.”

The Details:

Good Sport: “I love sport shooting. When I was 12, my grandfather gave me a 20-gauge Beretta shotgun that I keep propped by the fireplace because it’s beautiful and reminds me of him.”
Sea Change: “For my art show this month at Stems, I challenged myself with a slightly more tangible concept of summer landscapes. I live for the season—why not paint it?”
Travel Essentials: “A cashmere sweater, white Levi’s, Chanel ballet flats, a straw bag, Persol sunglasses, and NARS Illuminator.”