|I grew up in Winters California near Sacramento. Winters is a very small community 5000 population. At the age of eighteen I joined the Army for three years. I was a Parachute Rigger at Ft. Bragg NC. During my years in the army I started painting as a hobby. After the army I moved to Santa Cruz California and went to school at Cabrillo College. While in College I began learning music and started playing in bands. I received an Associates Degree in Studio Art June 1999 at Cabrillo. I then moved to Sacramento and played in a band with my twin brother, our band was called Payments. One year later, my brother joined a new band Nasscar Poets and I moved to Nashville TN. In Nashville I was hired to paint a ten foot by fifty foot wall in a new club called Voodoo. I also had fourteen of my paintings on display at a Bar downtown called Faded. I began to sell a few of my paintings. After a great summer in Nashville I joined Nasscar Poets with my brother and moved to Hollywood Ca. We spent a year playing in all the best clubs in Hollywood and many of the nearby Colleges. I was the Bass player. To make a long story short, things didn't work out for me in the band so I moved to Washington to cabin out with my parents and devote most of my time to my paintings, and that is how I produced this new series. Being in Hollywood influenced me to paint a series called "Celebrity." I met many famous people in Hollywood including Stevie Wonder.
Enjoy! CMB 2002
I've been doing art my whole life. I went to Cabrillo College in Aptos Ca. near Santa Cruz and Majored in Studio art with a Minor in Music. I've been published in an Art Book called Marilyn In Art, a book with various artists that painted Marilyn Monroe. I've sold many paintings over the years and am now working on a couple new series'. One is a series I call the Mandlecrux series, theme is the center of the mandella or the center of creation. The other is a continuation of a series I started in High School, The Iconic Celebrity Series. I have moved back to Nashville in the last year and I am enjoying getting involved in the vibrant Nashville art scene. See you out there!
Cameron Bentley 2012
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