Artist Ramona Batsford Bendin has been painting for over 45 years. Today she works primarily in oil, and is well known for her seascapes and marshland scenes of the East Coast — particularly the Carolinas where she now resides.
Bendin is the daughter of cartoonist Ben Batsford who inked the 1920s comic strip, Little Annie Rooney. She attended Pratt Institute in Brooklyn and later studies at the School of Visual Arts and the Art Students League in New York City.
She has continued to explore concepts with other artists including the late George Gach, David Leffel, Joe Hing Lowe, Ferdinand Petrie and Perry Austin. In addition, she conducts her own workshops and teaches oil painting at her home studio in Calabash, North Carolina.
The artist is a lifetime member of the American Artist Professional League and was also elected to New York’s prestigious Hudson Valley Art Association. In North Carolina she has been associated with the Brunswick Arts Council, Wilmington Art Association, Waterway Art Association and the Associated Artists of Southport. Her peers have awarded her many honors, including several Awards of Excellence and Best in Show honors.
Bendin’s work may be seen at Sunset River Marketplace in Calabash.