Polly Bennett was born in London in 1996, and is based in London and Kent.
After graduating from City & Guilds of London Art School in 2018, Polly was awarded The Worshipful Painter-Stainers Decorative Surfaces Fellowship, which she has since been introducing into her practice with techniques like gilding, japanning and trompe l’oeil.
Combining her interests of museology and science, with immediate observational responses produced 'in-situ', Polly's 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 is aiming to cut out all synthetic and man-made pigments from her practice, decreasing her involvement in the carbon footprint of manufacturing paints, etc.