Ben Dineen is an artist and writer, as well as a yoga, fitness, and meditation instructor / practitioner, currently based in the SF Bay Area. The name Shoonya Art is inspired by the meditative capacity found within the artistic process in general, and by the ever-present light of awareness over-seeing the mental, physical, and creative life processes as they play out. Ben began his creative and artistic explorations as a child, drawing and imagining a variety of fantastical creatures and worlds. This artistic process and exploration has continued, in one form or another, into the present.
Ben has studied a variety of both traditional and digital art mediums. He majored in Fine Art, studying within the Computer Animation & Fine Art programs while he was in college at SFSU. These days the bulk of his artwork is done digitally using Procreate and / or Photoshop, though at times he also likes to step away from the computer and do illustrations using pen & pencil, as well as painting with acrylic, and watercolor paints. Overall, he enjoys consistently challenging himself in new ways, so that his artistic vision, and expression may continue to evolve, as inspired from within, and without. :)
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Note: For anyone interested in potentially contracting Ben for his digital or traditional Illustration work for book illustrations, character / environment art, or otherwise, please message him at the Shoonya Art contact page. Thank You! Also, to view his art resume on ArtStation, please click here.
*For more info. on Yoga, Taiji / Qigong, mindful movement, and meditation classes / events with Ben, please click here.