Stephen Bennett is an dedicated portrait painter who over the last 20 years has traveled to over 30 countries. He seeks out indigenous people to capture their soulful faces and ritual adornments through colorful paintings on a grand scale, many being 7x5 feet. Bennett’s mission is preserve and celebrate the world’s diversity through a unique style of realism using interpretive color—with paints that he has hand-mixed from pure pigments. The focus of his paintings is on the eyes that invite us to enter and experience our common humanity. Bennett's life goal is to paint 1,000 portraits to be exhibited worldwide.