ELIZABETH A. BENSON ACG ,CEC, CPXT


Granduated from the Center for Executive Coacing,  Certified Executive Coach, Certified user of the Profile XT Assessment, Profile Sale Assessmentand Profiles Mangerial Fit. Helping creatives to move forwarrd when blocked

            Studied oil painting technique and color theory under Lynn Artist, Robert H. Farris Jr. (11


          Attended workshops with Tom Hughes in oils.

Attended workshops with Kevin Dadoly & Barbara Donnelly in watercolor. Greater Lynn     

Photographic Assn.  12 Week Course.

          White Block printing coarse with Ruth Hogan.

College (1986 - 1988) Boston School of Ministry, Malden, MA

          2 1/2 years Christian Counceling & psychological studies  

          CTM/ALB Award Toastmaster International, Friendly Persuasion Club Haverhill, MA 

          South Shore & North Shore Writing Fellowships

          12 years Special Needs Advocate 1990- 2002

          7 Years Co- Chair and Publicity person for Greater Lynn Council for Children's Support 


          forAttention Deficit Disorder & Learning Disabled Families 1990 - 1997

          Speaker To Trainer Workshop, Toastmasters MIT


Professional:    DoveHaven Studio, Fine Artist  Business Owner   Since 1996

                                                        Premier Designs I.D., Business Owner, 2000 - 2003


           Past and Present Associations:

           Greater Haverhill Art Assn.                     Newburyport Art Assn.       Milton Art Assn.

           Greater Lynn Arts & Crafts Society        Peabody Art Assn.)             South Boston Art Assn.

           Marblehead Art Assn.                              Quincy Art Assn.                 Winthrop Art Assn.

           South Boston Art Assn.                           Lynn Arts Inc.


            HBN women Networking Group, Danvers, MA (Since 2000)

            Groveland Garden Club, Member

            Toastmaster President 2008-2010, Friendly Persuasion Club, Haverhill, MA,

            Toastmaster Area Governor, ACB ALB 2009-2010

            Toastmasters International Advanced Speaker / Trainer

            Vice President Education Toastmasters, Friendly Persuasion Club, Haverhill, MA 2006-2008

            Coordinator, Mentoring Program, for Friendly Persuasion Club, Toastmasters International

               Elected  District 31 Toastmasters Division A Governor 2010 - 2011


           Production Manager, Chairman Topsfield Fair Art Department 2004 - 2007

           Wood End Studio Associates, Art Show coordinator 2000 & 2004                                  

           Color Me Beautiful, Image Consultant Assistant 2000-2003

           Commissioned House Portraits/Landscapes

           Instructor: 13 week course "The Creative Process At Work" (About getting unblocked and

           find your

                                                         Authentic Self and True Passion)


    Motivational Speaker Conducting, Workshops, Trainings and Retreats:              Programs:


              "Help For Toxic Stress",

             Tie Chi Energy Work, ( A moving meditation)

            “Tea as a Medicinal Tool”

             Meet the Artist, A Presentation on artist “Helen Van Wyk”  

            "How to Prepare for an Art Show 101",

            “The nuts and bolts of Producing an Art Show,

            “Synergetic Team Building ",

            “Celebrating the Creative Spirit",

            “Overcoming Life's Obstacles through the power of Journaling"


             If  you, your asscoiation, group or company are interested in hold any of the above Workshops, Trainings or      Retreats; please contact me at the e-mail listed above. Please leave a detailed message with your contact information.Thank You!


           1996 – 2007   Topsfield Fair

          1999 – 2000   New England Flower Show

1999 – 2003   Art Affair on the boardwalk at Marina Bay, Quincy

 2000        Haverhill Library, Haverhill, MA

 2000        Breed School, Lynn, MA

          1999 - 2003   Quincy Art Fest, Quincy MA



 Past Gallery Representation:


               2005 - 2007 Crump/McCole Gallery, World Trade Center,

                                200 Seaport Boulevard, Boston, MA

            2007 -2008   Black sheep Gallery, Gloucester/Rockport, MA



               1998 – 1999    Hamilton-Wenham Rotary Club, Hamilton, MA

            1997 – 2000    Winthrop Art Festival, Winthrop, MA

            1996 – 2007    Topsfield Fair, Topsfield, MA

            1999 – 2003    Boardwalk at Marina Bay, Quincy, MA

            1997-- 1998     Greater Lynn Photographic Assn. Inc.

1997        St. Albans Church, Lynn, MA

1998        Stanley Elementary School, Swampscott, MA

1998    Peabody Town Hall, Peabody, MA

2000    Haverhill Library, Haverhill, MA

2000    Revere Historical Society, Revere, MA

2000    Newburyport Art Assn, Newburyport, MA

2000    Quincy Art Fest, Quincy, MA

2000    Renaissance Emporium, Quincy, MA

1999        Church Street Winery, Winery Show, Raynham, MA

2001    Saugus Rotary Club Art Show, Saugus, MA

                   2001    Eastern Bank Lynn, (One person Exhibit) Lynn Arts, Lynn, MA

2000        Marian Court College, Swampscott, MA

                   2001 & 2005    Nahant Country Club, “Visions of Nahant “Art show, Nahant MA

2004        Milton Museum, Art show, Milton MA

                   2005 Alfalfa Farm Winery, Topsfield, MA

2006 One Man Show, Crump/McCole gallery, World Trade Center, Boston, MA

2006 Christmas show '           '                '                '         '         '            '             '

2007 Crump/McCole Gallery Shows



              1998 – 1999 Honorable Mention - Greater Lynn Arts & Crafts Society “Spring Show”

                         1999- Third Place , Greater Lynn Arts & Crafts Society “Spring Show”           

                         2000 Special, WES Excellence in Oil Painting, GLACs (Fading Splendor)

                         2001 Special, Revere School System Choice        ‘(Sea Side Village)                  

                        1999   Honorable Mention -    Hamilton-Wenham Rotary Show

                2000-2001   Honorable Mention (regional show) Quincy Art Association

                        2001 1st place,  Saugus Rotary Club Art Show (Sea Side village)

                              2001 3rd place,  “Visions of Nahant”Art Show, Nahant MA

    2003    Honorable mention,(Fading Splendor)

    2005 2nd Place (The Path Less Traveled), Topsfeild Fair

                        2006 1st place (Loosestrife's Glory) Topsfeild Fair

                        2006 Special Art Award, Topsfield Fair (A Place Apart)



      1996               Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Emerging Artist

                   South Boston Literary Gazette

2005 - 2010 Trafford Publishing Cover Artist




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