Art for the Holidays Sales Event Coming Up- SOON!

Rosebud by Barbara Benda ©2022

Mark the Date: Saturday, December 10th,2023 is the  Art for the Holidays Sales event which will be held at the Fargo Civic Center, 207 4th Street North, Fargo, ND from 10 am -5pm. Beverly and I will be there to share small works of original art, perfect for gift-giving. We will be selling our original watercolors, acrylics, and mixed media collages as well as distributing flyers for our popular March Beginning Drawing and Watercolor workshop. The workshop will be held this year March 13-17th at the NDSCS campus in north Fargo. If you ever had the desire to start watercolor, this is the workshop to take. We look forward to meeting you in person!

Our Double Trouble Gallery in Moorhead, MN will be open by appointment only from December 12th-16th, if you are interested in purchasing larger works of original art for your home or business. Please call Barbara at 218-443-1126 to set up an appointment.

The Path by Beverly Benda ©2022

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Inspiration Sparked from Northern Idaho Continues

Today’s Catch by Barbara Benda ©2022

Beverly, my twin sister, and I just returned from one of our favorite places in America: Coeur d’Alene and Hayden, Idaho, where the natural beauty of the mountains and the clean air refreshes us from the inside out. Beverly’s son Alex lives there and it has become more than a place to visit- it is now a place where we have created new friendships, experienced the beauty of golf courses, and enjoyed the friendliness of the people who live there. There will be many paintings to come on this site as I spend the winter creating art from the inspiration of northern Idaho. Beverly and I did some plein air painting at Farragut State Park as well as some studies from Avondale Golf Course and Coeur d’ Alene Public Golf Course- both complete with challenging holes and breathtaking views. We had a couple art showings at The Cork and Tap in CDA and enjoyed connecting with folks there. Here are some watercolors that are a sneak preview to what piqued our interest while we were there. Stay tuned to my website as more will be added to this site.


Lake Fernan at Dusk by Barbara Benda ©2022

On Lake Fernan by Barbara Benda

Lake Home on Hayden Lake by Barbara Benda

Beaver Bay by Barbara Benda (Farragut State Park)








Alex at Avondale by Barbara Benda

Avondale Hole #1 by Barbara Benda ©2022






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Studio Crawl Time is Here!

It’s that time of year again! You are invited to the Studio Crawl event this coming weekend on October 1-2nd, from 12-6pm. I will be showcasing my new watercolors, acrylics, and mixed media collage art and giving sketching demonstrations throughout the weekend. Please stop by Mourning Dove Studio/ Double Trouble Gallery at 809 20th Street North in Moorhead. This is a perfect time to find that piece of original art that will brighten up the walls in your home or office.  I have original art in all sizes if you are looking to shop for gifts at various price points.

My Cheyenne by Barbara Benda, Watercolor.

You can pick up a Studio Crawl brochure at local businesses or download your own brochure here:

I look forward to seeing you this weekend! Bring your friends, family, and neighbors!





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