Olivia Benish Artist 

   Olivia Benish 

Artist & Educator

I am the artist behind The Pony & The Pooch. A twenty- something born in New England, raised in the South, attended college in the mountains and currently residing in Maine.  I am an art educator, having taught students of all ages and abilities for the past four years. I am happiest in nature, especially on the back of a horse or with my dog. My artwork reflects my passion for the outdoors and the creatures who reside there. I have a love affair with brown kraft paper and enjoy exploring a variety of mediums. Some of my favorites are oil and acrylic paint, tissue paper, pen and most recently I am excited to be learning and experimenting with gold and silver leaf. Contact me for  commissions or collaboration! 

Education

Bachelors of Science, K-12 Visual Art Education 

Plymouth State University

  • New Hampshire Visual Arts Teacher Certification K-12  

  • Maine Visual Arts Teacher Certification K-12 

  • Massachusetts Visual Arts Teacher Certification PreK-12 in progress

Exhibitions

  • Moonlit Graze, Plymouth State's Alumni Arts Exhibition - October 2017 

  • Woven Moss,  Slate Arts and Performance “NATURE” exhibition – July 2016

  • Tree People, Plymouth State University President's Show - Spring 2013

Recognition 

  • “Young Preservationist” Award from The New Hampshire Preservation Alliance for the Berlin, NH Group Mural Project - View project film Here! 

  • Roberta T. Bartlett Art Scholarship Recipient - 2010 

View full resume here!

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