Presents

Curated at Bacara

Exclusive, Revolving art exhibitions in the Lobby of the Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara. Curated by artist-in-residence Benjamin Anderson​

To purchase artwork please visit the Concierge Desk in the Lobby or contact the artist-in-residence via text, phone or email.

Benjamin is available to meet on property for any art related inquiries.

 310.970.4141

CuratedatBacara@gmail.com

Current Exhibition: ”Dreamscapes’  showcasing works by contemporary artist Karen Bezuidenhout 

May 1st – May 31st, 2024

– Karen’s rich, earthy palette is drawn from her life in Africa, and is now complimented with vibrant blues, greens and whites from the ocean, reflecting her California lifestyle. Her subject matter ranges from horses, trees, birds, and landscapes, to lovers, beaches and sailboats and are a tapestry of her experiences and imagination. –

‘Three Amigos’

Acrylic on Canvas

48 x 48in 

$6,900

‘Into the Mystic’

Acrylic on Canvas

48 x 48in

$6900 

‘White Horse in the Forest’

Acrylic on Canvas

24 x 24in

$1800

‘The Ride’

Acrylic on Canvas

12 x 16in

$800

‘Sailing’

Acrylic on Canvas

12 x 16in

SOLD

‘Horses by the Beach’

Acrylic on Canvas

12 x 16in 

$800

Please visit the concierge desk to help with purchases of artwork 

‘White Horse’

Acrylic on Canvas

24x24in

$1800

Giraffe‘ 

Acrylic on Canvas

12 x 16 in 

$800

‘Elephant and Rider’

Acrylic on Canvas

20 x 20in 

$1500

‘Geronimo’

Acrylic on Canvas

24 x 24in 

$1800

About the Artist: Karen Bezuidenhout

Karen’s rich, earthy palette is drawn from her life in Africa, and is now complimented with vibrant blues, greens and whites from the ocean, reflecting her California lifestyle. Her subject matter ranges from horses, trees, birds, and landscapes, to lovers, beaches and sailboats and are a tapestry of her experiences and imagination. She travels to Africa twice yearly, participating in extended rides across the Namib desert of Namibia, or up the Wild Coast of the Eastern Cape with her sister. Travels to Europe, daily hikes in the Santa Barbara mountains, and a love of animals, Nature and life in general, are reflected in Karen’s painting – and there is usually a story behind each piece. She uses colors and shapes that evoke emotions. Her paintings have been described as “primitive, yet sophisticated”, “medicinal”, “healing,” “comforting” and “peaceful”. They can be found in homes from Los Angeles to New York, South Africa, Europe, South America, Mexico, Australia and Morocco.

Karen paints mostly in acrylic and mixed media at her Santa Barbara studio, surrounded by her dogs, and usuallylistening to the music of Van Morrison.

“I paint from my heart. My paintings are about love.”

The Ritz-Carlton Bacara's Artist-in-Residence

Benjamin Anderson 

www.benjaminanderson.com

@benjamin_anderson_studio

Benjamin Anderson trained in Florence, Italy, and the SF Academy of Art University (BFA). Known for his works of swimmers and objects submerged in water, Anderson has also been recognized for his portraiture by the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery. He has shown work nationally and internationally including solo and group exhibitions in New York, San Francisco, Venice and Los Angeles. He currently works and lives in Santa Barbara, Ca.

Along with showcasing his own work at Bacara, Benjamin curates rotating art shows in the Lobby featuring regional contemporary artists. Commissions Available of Benjamin’s paintings and can be discussed on property at The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara.

‘Twilight’  Oil on Linen 48 x 60in 2024 – Benjamin Anderson

‘Cannonballer 44’  Oil on Linen 54 x 40in 2024 – Benjamin Anderson 

$8600

‘Cannonballer 46’  Oil on Linen 30 x 24in 2024 – Benjamin Anderson 

$4200

Please visit the concierge desk to help with purchases of artwork 

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