Artist of the Month is a regular feature posted on the first Thursday of the month. Museum visits are free in Seattle today, and some museums have extended hours! Go see some art! I couldn't ignore the powerful online presence of artist Sally King Benedict. She is a favorite among bloggers and you can't do an art round-up without one of her paintings or works on paper. As I lean toward abstract paintings anyway, I am particularly drawn to her work, especially the paintings. They are full of movement and blocks of colors in interesting palettes. Most of these I'm featuring are sold, but I've heard that you can find some of her work in shops and galleries in the South, where this Southern Belle lives and paints. Also visit her site to browse her works on paper, which are also beautiful.