Foxton artist blends drawing with love of classic cars in Sketchy Rides
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Foxton artist blends drawing with love of classic cars in Sketchy Rides

HOROWHENUA CHRONICLE Foxton artist blends drawing with love of classic cars in Sketchy Rides Jenny Benfell of Sketchy Rides with some of her artwork. Sketchy Rides is the catchy name for Foxton artist Jenny Benfell business of custom-made drawings of people’s treasured possessions, such as classic cars, houses, truck, stock cars or motorbikes. Her work is popular among owners of classic vehicles. The former Hamiltonian moved to Foxton six years ago with her family as her husband is from Foxton. "I have always enjoyed drawing and have worked in pastels, done carving, woodwork and painting as well," she said. She admits that art wasn’t quite her thing while in school. Her Sketchy Rides are done in pencil. Initially she worked in black pencil only but now does colours too. She is a big user of these pencils. "I go through at least 10 black pencils a week." "It all started two years ago with a Christmas gift for a classic car owner in our family. I did at least 20 drawings of classic cars immediately after that and we decided to go to Beach Hop in 2017 and show some of those drawings. "It went crazy after that," she […]

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