Be bold. Choose your surroundings.
Welcome to Bender Originals!
I opened this store as a way to connect with people through art. I enjoy art as a way to capture feelings and experiences in a moment of time. My main medium is acrylic painting, but in the past few years I have expanded into pottery, wood and sculpture. For my 3D pieces I merge art with functionality.
I still have one of the first paintings I ever made as a child. It is a whimsical painting of a row of penguins walking. If you look closely, you can see an extra set of legs. It makes me smile each time I see it. I hang it in my house to remind me not to take life so seriously.
So often we fill our homes and our lives with things (and people!) we think are acceptable, appropriate, or that match what is already there. We play it safe. We don't take the time to ask ourselves if this is something that makes us happy, that excites us, or that moves us to the core. I encourage you to look through my store and see if something speaks to you. Find something that stirs your emotions. Choose a piece of art that belongs with you, and not your décor. Be bold in your choices. And enjoy the search.
Please feel free to ask me any questions regarding the artwork in the store.
Thank you for visiting!
I am based outside of Denver, Colorado and I thrive on nature's bold colors and natural materials. Works include acrylic, ceramics, wood, and mixed media sculptures. I think if a work of art elicits a gut reaction from you, it's a job well done!
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
Returns & exchanges
- Custom or personalized orders
- Perishable products (like food or flowers)
- Digital downloads
- Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
- To communicate with you about your order
- To fulfill your order
- For legal reasons (like paying taxes)