Polly Bennett (b. 1996) is a London-based artist who graduated from City & Guilds of London Art School in 2018.
Polly is a landscape artist interested in “portraying the land, with the land”. She is an Honorary Freeman of The Worshipful Company of Painter Stainers, exploring traditional craftsmanship and alchemical processes, and also a member of the Wilderness Art Collective, a group of creatives whose work discusses the natural world.
Combining her interests of museology and science, with immediate observational responses produced 'in-situ', her practice collaborates with, and investigates her surrounding rural environment to re-visualise an experience of her own, and create one for the viewer.
The concluding work recollects the environment she has explored, but through her memory of it, producing uncanny, and playful results.
Honouring our world, Polly aims to cut out all synthetic pigments from her practice - decreasing her involvement in the carbon footprint of paint manufacturing - by sourcing all her own natural pigments.