A contemporary mixed media artist.

I started painting later in life when I turned 40, in the late '90s. Pastels and digital art, later with oils, acrylics, watercolours and tempera. I began showing my work in galleries in 2003 in Los Angeles and New York. Then extensivey in Europe. I was fascinated by the mixing of various media and by digital art, which I believe is the future for many artists.

Artist Statement | Artist Resume

In my explorations, I came across AquaDigiGraphy. In a nutshell, and for the past 10 years, I create artworks inspired by drawings and photos. I use them as a starting point to draw on and compose original portraits, landscapes, people, animal art and still-life in a variety of styles and compositions. It is unique to this process. Learn more about this technique.

I absolutely love creating with a large contemporary palette of tools. There are so many details and moments to make into art. After many years in Los Angeles and New York City, I currently work and reside in Provence, France.


Works created


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Awards Won

My Skills

  • Pencil Drawing

  • Digital Art

  • Photography

  • Pastels

  • Watercolour

  • Japanese Inks

  • Scanning

  • Computer Language

My Process

I named this art form AquaDigiGraphy because it combines watercolour (Aqua), digital art (Digital), and photography (Graphy). What is used to create? Pencils, watercolours & pastels. Oils & acrylics. Photography & Digital Art.

I typically work from a photo that the client supplies. I start by scanning the photo provided and then print it on fine art or rice paper. I then begin drawing and using materials such as watercolour and Japanese inks on the paper and then rescan. This process takes time as many stages take place.

  1. See sample works
  2. Place an order
  3. Feel free to contact me

My Tools

  • Pencils
  • Painter 2021
  • Photography
  • Watercolour
  • Pastels
  • Photoshop
  • Scanning
  • Fine Art Paper
  • Japanese Inks
  • Oils & Acrylics

© 2023 Philippe Benichou