My name is Eric Benjamin Lopez, from which I created EBENLO as a suitable artistic amalgam of my given name. E-ric BEN-jamin LO-pez, see? I also call myself "Painter of Song," as I paint musically inclined works as both a music producer and fine artist. Also, https://PainterOfSong.com points to this site! I was born on June 16th, 1976, and raised by a loving family, in the town of Rupert, Idaho.
From my beginning, I liked to draw. But I wasn't exceptionally skilled at it as a young person, I've had to work hard to earn my skills. When I was about 6 years old I carved a pumpkin with Garfield the Cat's face on it. I loved Garfield and I was creating a masterpiece! On the last cut of the piece, my hand slipped on the knife and it cut my right pinky finger severely. I had to have stitches, it was quite an ordeal for a kid (and my mother).
The point of that story is to simply illustrate that though my skills weren't always the best, at the age of 6, I had masterworks on my mind. Still, today, when I make a painting, I always try to outdo myself reaching beyond my former works. And as a side-note, my hand healed, and it works just fine.
Ebenlo ‘Eric’ (1976) – American Artist, EBENLO, born June 16, 1976, in Rupert, Idaho. Working in American Contemporary Fine Art, Surrealistic Nouveau Pop Art, and Indirect Realism Landscape Art in a variety of media.
Ebenlo studied with the famous American-Impressionist Robert C. Moore as an apprentice. Robert graduated from the Art Center of Pasadena, California with honors.
Ebenlo studied under close friend and video game artist, Ted Bradshaw for at least a decade. Ted graduated from the Art Center of Pasadena as well.
Ebenlo traveled the world in the U.S. Air Force. He even lived in South Korea for a year, and has an affinity for Seoul and Korean people and Korean cuisine.
The artist has survived hardship, and was even in a coma for about 3 days in November 2013. The doctors involved in aiding treatment said it must've been caused by some prescription medications he was taking at the time.
Ebenlo has taught art. In 1997 he even started a live drawing class, which he instructed.
Ebenlo has studied art seriously since his youth and even has work hanging in a museum in Tennessee.
Ebenlo's style ranges from graphic pop art to indirect realism (meaning he often paints reality as he sees it in his mind's eye) to gritty caricatures in a way unparalleled.
Ebenlo's Fine Art works are made by hand, and are one of a kind, and can be purchased as assets at: https://EbenloArt.com
Ebenlo's works are celebrated on one elite gifting site in the entire world, for those who want to see his work every day, including while drinking coffee: https://EBENLO.com & https://PainterOfSong.com both point here.
Ebenlo writes about artistic experiences in his blog, he creates artistic content, and even shows people how to do his secret art techniques here: https://www.tiktok.com/@ebenlo
I hope you enjoy my work, and look forward to more of it! As, I am looking forward to creating more. :D
Thanks for reading!
Eric Benjamin Lopez