It is the age old story of a young boy picking up a crayon... yadda yadda yadda.
Art has always been a constant in the life of Benji Paffel. However that importance of art in his life has grown significantly in the past couple years. Soul searching and experimentation have led the path to where Benji is today. He now considers himself an artist. A statement he had trouble full heartedly believing before.
Born in Spooner Wisconsin, Benji moved to Madison to attend the "Madison Media Institute" where he studied everything from web and graphic design to animation and video production. Never having that "aha" moment of realizing what he actually wanted to do with his life, he went through the motions of becoming a graphic designer.
A few years later Benji had that "aha" moment. His true passion was something he never truly embraced as a career or lifestyle. To just create art. Not for any set purpose, not to sell a product, but to just create his visions and ideas. Creating art with the tools of clicky pencils, acrylic paints and an airbrush. That is the passion of Benji Paffel.
Benji resides in Windsor Wisconsin with his beautiful wife Laura and their two dogs, "Ry", a rhodesian ridgeback, and "Jazz", a pitbull mix. Benji is chasing the dream of becoming a full time artist, while at the same time enjoying his time at his "bill paying job", Trader Joe's in Madison.
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Nominated for "Visual Artist of the Year" at 2012 Madison RaWards!