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From Saddle to Studio Artist’s Talents Ride Side-by-Side by Kathi Ferguson

Graceful, charming, talented and headstrong are just some of the words that come to mind as I reflect on my interview with award-winning equestrian and artist Joan Bennett. A quiet f lame burns in the fireplace of Bennett’s Oxford living room, the paintings hanging above catching the light from its warm glow. There are a few art

books on the coffee table, and examples of Joan’s sculpture portraying horse and rider are tastefully displayed throughout the house. “I have always been taken with the beauty and power of the horse,” she tells me. “Their form, the lines, it’s like sculpture to me. Through art, I am able to showcase my love and knowledge of this magnificent animal.”

Joan Bennett in her studio. 69

January 2014 ttimes web magazine  

January 2014 Tidewater Times

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