Carol Benally (’73) Offers a Colorful Exhibition at Paula Estey Gallery

December 16, 2020

There’s still time to see alumna Carol Benally’s solo exhibition at the Paula Estey Gallery in Newburyport!

“Walking through Color,” a solo exhibition by painter Carol Benally is now on display through December at the Paula Estey Gallery, A Center for Art & Activism. The show is open for in-person viewing on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from noon to 4 p.m. or by appointment at the Center’s gallery at 3 Harris St. in Newburyport.

Benally, who divides her time between Arizona and Massachusetts, creates her artwork by venturing into a place to sit and study the color.

“I think about who walked here before, how the place was used and what they felt. By nature cleansing, I get back into the beauty, observe the past forces of nature and the influence of man. Then, I begin painting and aim to make harmony out of discord.”

Per Paula Estey: “Each artist has coped with the changes brought by the pandemic in different, creative ways. Our featured artist in November – Cynthia August – used black & white photography as her way to express because she wasn’t ready to bring color back. Carol, on the other hand, immerses herself in color to find her authentic self. You can feel the emotion of her landscapes and the solace they provide, which is why they are so popular with our clients.”

Benally lives with her husband and family on a Navajo reservation, but returns each year to the Great Marsh of Massachusetts to paint landscapes and soak up the scenery.


Click here to visit the exhibition page for “Walking through Color”

You can see more of Carol’s work at her Instagram page, @fineartbycarolbenally