Ben Dineen is an artist and illustrator, as well as a yoga, tai chi / qigong, and meditation instructor / practitioner, based in the SF Bay Area. The name Shoonya Art is inspired by the natural presence and awareness, found in the midst of the creative process, as well as in any and every moment. 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 Photoshop, though at times also likes to step away from the computer and do illustrations using pen & pencil, as well as painting with acrylic, watercolor, and gouache 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.