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Judy Benson & Roxanne Steed (Earth and Sky) Author Talk and Q&A at Bank Square Books
February 16 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pmFree
Bank Square Books presents an author talk and Q&A with Judy Benson and illustrator Rozanne Steed for the new book, Earth & Sky: Nature Meditations in Word and Watercolor.
About the Book
Brief essays and beautiful paintings that present insights into the wonders of nature.
About the Author
Judy Benson has been the communications coordinator at Connecticut Sea Grant and editor of its award-winning biannual magazine Wrack Lines since 2017. Before that she worked as a reporter and editor at several Connecticut newspapers, concluding her daily journalism career as the health and environment reporter at The Day of New London. She earned both her bachelor’s degree in journalism and a Master of Science in natural resources from the University of Connecticut. In addition to writing articles for Wrack Lines, her creative non-fiction essays and opinion pieces have been published in Appalachia, Connecticut Woodlands, Connecticut Hearst newspapers, The Connecticut Mirror and The Day. She lives with her husband in southeastern Connecticut, a part of the world they love for its many public open spaces, shoreline and easy access to great camping spots throughout New England.
Roxanne Steed is a painter of well-loved places, a traveler, gardener, nature lover and teacher. She began painting in her younger years, trying out watercolors, pastels, oil and acrylics and savoring them all. Throughout her years as a Navy wife, she found opportunities for great training in each of the many places she and her family lived. Formal study at the Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts in Old Lyme, CT; The Art League School in Alexandria, VA; and Watts Atelier in Encinitas, CA, gave her a classical foundation. Roxanne focused on oil painting for 20 years before being drawn back to the natural beauty of watercolors in 2013. She teaches in that medium and her biggest thrill is watching her students discover and grow their love of painting. While her home, studio and main teaching venue is in southeastern Connecticut, she also leads artist workshops in the U.S. and abroad.