Olivia Benish Artist
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!
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
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
“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!