About Us

Our name pays homage to a beloved personal hero.

Humble and wise, he is a large part of why we're doing what we're doing.
After his untimely death we wanted a way to pay tribute to him. That's when the piece called "The Hemingway of Gastronomy" was created, and everything that followed started with that one painting.

In an uncomfortable, morbid, and darkly-humorous way (that Tony would've likely appreciated) this business only exists because of his parting.


In Memory of Tim Tasker

Art has always been a hobby and a passion of mine and I have, for a long time, wanted to find a way to make creativity my livelihood.

In April of 2019 I lost someone very, very close to me. One of the last things that my Step-father, Tim, said to me in his final days was (and I'm paraphrasing here) "I think you're really about to go somewhere with your art, Katie"

That statement has been playing on a loop in my head since he died. It's been the driving force behind this project called Enthusiast Arts. It hurts that he isn't here to see his prediction unfold but I know he would be proud of me.
Every piece of artwork I do, I'm doing with him in mind.
I love you so much Tim and I miss you every single day.



Katherine "Kae Tea" Benford

joined by our Chief Product Sniffer, Mr. Sprinkles
The task that Mr Sprinkles performs is essential to our Production Team. He sniffs each and every piece we work on, not just after its done (like some P. Sniffers) but throughout the entire production process.
No painting leaves this studio un-sniffed.
This is a service that Mr Sprinkles provides completely free of charge, as he is retired now and just enjoys having a hobby to pass the time.