LaMarr Benton is, by all accounts, Artist- Designer Extraordinaire. Growing up in an Ohio housing project, LaMarr didn't have the benefit of formal art lessons. However, he had a strong sense of self as an artist and he seized on every positive opportunity that came his way to learn, create and grow as an Artist and Designer.
From a toddler he had a natural inclination to draw, so his grandmother saw to it that he had a healthy supply of chalk, colored pencils, water paints, and the like. He also participated in the All American Soapbox Derby as a youngster and became the first African American to win the Ohio Championship.
LaMarr's love of nature and never-ending passion to learn and create have helped propel his brand as a unique craftsman who blends luxury and functionality to provide his clients with exclusive works of art that everyone in the home can enjoy and appreciate and pass down for generations.
LaMarr's wife and daughter are an integral part of his development and journey - especially as a Designer. His daughter, Lindsay Renea was always the first to see and test every new rocking toy he created. By keenly observing how his own toddler interacted with the animals, he was able to refine his designs so that they were not only sleek and beautiful, but also the safest in all the world. [That's why, for example, all mid-sized and large animals have safety stops on the rockers to prevent the child from tipping over.] He always manages to incorporate safety, functionality and beauty seamlessly.
Over the years, live performances have been added to the many ways Art lovers have been able to enjoy LaMarr's creations. He draws on stage with musicians and dancers during concerts. The works he creates live on stage seem to be filled with the energy of the moment, and captured on canvas. Today many of these works grace the homes of patrons from around the world.
This page is designed to just give you a snapshot of LaMarr's exclusive and original creations and designer gifts and toys. Click further for pages on each individual art form and how you can purchase pieces.