Joy Benenson is a Denver artist who specializes in mixed media artwork using repurposed objects, paint and acrylic. She grew up in Baltimore Maryland and moved west in 2000. She started creating works to donate to non profits as a means to give back to the community in a more meaningful way. Her works are inspired by what she sees in her community as well as what is going on in music and politics. She believes that beauty can be found even in the darkest places and uses her medium to express these ideas.