Maureen Bennett is a visual artist who works in graphite, pastels, watercolors, acrylics, oils, mixed media and photography. She is inspired by nature, holding time in the present to all the effects of the natural world over decades, if not hundreds of years. Change and impermanence are themes that permeate her art. Maureen works at the intersection of drawing and painting, photography and computer, reality and abstraction.
As a community activist, she created the global traveling art project, Peace by Piece. The project involves thousands of participants creating canvases and writings that express personal statements about peace. Maureen has been awarded numerous grants to support her use of art as a transformative force for social change and was the recipient of the NYC Circle of Mercy Award. She designs and implements creativity workshops in areas of expression about education, earth awareness, nonviolence, wellness and peace