Having been born in South Dakota and raised in Mississippi, Benny enjoys a type of dual-citizenship in regions of the country which are rich in both natural beauty and people that share the values of an agrarian society. Not surprisingly, he enjoys painting landscapes and people in the landscape.
He has a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Belhaven College in Jackson, MS (2005) and was employed in Chemical Manufacturing for many years. Benny is currently pursuing an M.F.A in Painting at the University of Mississippi. His artwork can be seen in various venues in and around Oxford, Mississippi.