Meet the Artist: Burritt “Bucky” Benson and John Luster
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About Burritt “Bucky” Benson and John Luster
Burritt E. Benson III, aka Bucky, is a leap year baby (1968), spanked, raised and still living in the small Southeastern town of Lumberton, N.C. Burritt received his B.A. in Marketing from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington in 1992. A year later he married his college princess, Sara. He worked at his father’s successful construction company from 1992-2004 before attaining his father’s blessing to skedaddle off and pursue his art full time.
In 2006, Burritt studied oil painting under Tarleton Blackwell at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, USA. In 2007, he studied digital art under Dr. John Antoine Labadie at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. Since stepping down as President of his father’s company in 2004 to pursue his art, Burritt has remained steadfast on progressing his art to new levels. He’s definitely accomplishing what makes him happy, putting his imagination to fantastic use each and every day.
John Luster lives in Bakersville, in the mountains of western North Carolina. He arrived here the circuitous route—born in Winston Salem, college in Michigan, and many years in Southern California—but now feels he is where he belongs. Just about any time of the day or evening, he can look out the window and see deer foraging and wild turkeys pecking around the yard.
Luster has been working in glass for about 25 years and still wakes each day ready to go. He feels blessed living in an area with hundreds of talented artist and craftspeople working in glass, ceramics, paint, wood, etc., finding their energy and hard work a great source of inspiration.