|As a native of the Bronx and now living on a Caribbean island with family roots in Malta, Mary Bennett's interest in multi-cultural portraiture is no surprise.
"I'm expressing myself through the people I've met throughout my life and my travels, through their faces and through the loving bonds that people have with each other."
Although largely self-taught through study of the Masters, Mary has also taken art instruction at SUNY Purchase in New York and engaged in private tuition. She makes a particular point of experimenting with different forms of mediums but most closely chooses to work with pastel.
Mary has exhibited her work in New York City, Greenwich (CT), Westchester County (NY), the Bahamas Art Gallery, and the Central Bank of the Bahamas in Nassau. She was a volunteer art teacher in the primary schools on the islands for eight years. Her works in private collections worldwide.