Nicolas Le Beuan Bénic (b. 1970) is a French photographer, painter and printmaker who draws inspiration from such Modern masters of color as Ellsworth Kelly and Henri Matisse. With a background in biology, Le Beuan Bénic brings a unique perspective on plant life, having spent the past twenty years obsessively collecting images of the natural world. This personal digital garden is the source for Le Beuan Bénic's artwork, which he describes as a "gateway to the natural world." His lush, layered images create the illusion of being surrounded by a fantastical forest canopy.