Jay Benotti is a visual artist who has lived in several parts of the country with each area influencing his artwork. He spent numerous years in New Mexico, Georgia, and now resides in Massachusetts. Each place he lived furthered his enlightenment as an artist by experiencing the land, people and outlook unique to that area of the country. During all these adventures, he has participated in many art shows throughout the nation. Presently he teaches art in the Worcester Public Schools in Massachusetts at the elementary, middle, and high school level.