The exploration of colour plays an important role in the artist's work. Benna Holden's palette exists of any possible colour and combination. She is interested in how a colour vibrates, illuminates, or loses depth with the help of another one. She finds it exciting when the paint chroma interacts and seems to change its identity depending upon adjacent ones. In her landscapes, she is not necessarily recreating what she has seen, but rather hope to achieve emotionally charged experiences that are a metaphor for what she encountered. She wants to capture the energy from the natural world, especially the powerful force of water. Her interpretations and perceptions often lead to an end result that appears tranquil and inviting although at times she hopes to surprise her with something unexpected. She is currently studying at the Art Students League of New York, and has exhibited frequently in New York City. Her work resides in private collections in the United States, United Kingdom, Hong Kong and Brazil.