Bennett’s series of intimate paintings illuminate the slower side of Key West, and the expansiveness of vistas beyond the island. Each work is observed from nature, but not plein air, allowing her memory of the scene to inform the painting.
“These are quiet, small landscape paintings that become that way by an obsessive attention to surface, color and form. The panorama provides a format very much like our our eyes looking at the world. The goal is to make these look like they are larger than they are, that they explode with that feeling of expansion, as one does when experiencing nature.“