Benito Alonso is a New York based artist. He was born in (San Juan) Santurce, Puerto Rico. Benito discovered his artistic abilities at age 7 and continued drawing throughout his youth.
In school, Benito took up the profession of Architectural Drafting and Design and worked in this for 39 years. He always continued his art although seriously began portrait painting in 1989. Mr. Alonso has had several showings of art including the Washington Square Art Show, the Atrium at 57-58th and Park Avenue and the DC 37 Council's Hispanic Heritage Month art show, The Village Areas Shows, The Frederick Douglas School Artists show, 90's 7th Ave. Festival & some other NYC Shows; as well as in The Royal Mayan, Cancun Mexico.
Benito Alonso has that Latin flair of appreciation for the human form and the Caribbean appreciation for nature's beauty as depicted in many of his portrait and scenery combinations.
Mr. Alonso considers himself an Artist Plastic Surgeon, who is able to correct or refine any unwanted imperfections in his portrait of full body artwork. He works from a clear photo so there are no uncomfortable hours of posing.
His work clearly demonstrates the combination of his architectural and artistic ability seen in the super-detailed stroke of hair and facial features. This combination of art and detail make his portraits uncannily lifelike and endears the individual for generations to come.