Ben and Elisabeth Seymour have lived in rural Alaska for seven years. They have lived and worked as teachers in some of the most isolated communities left in North America.
From the Islands in the Bering Strait to the villages situated on the Yukon River, Ben and Elisabeth found that they were in a unique position for seeing and recording the life and landscape of rural Alaska from close up. They have also painted extensively in Elisabeth's home state of Montana and throughout the Midwest. Their latest painting adventure was the western portion of Iceland.
Both Artists are largely self taught, but have benefitted from the instruction of important regional painters and much of their inspiration is informed by a working knowledge of Art History and important national international art movements, from Impressionism to Expressionism to Social Realisum.