Terrie Bennett is a second generation sculptor & has been sculpting professionally for over three decades. At a very young age she started working in the bronze foundry business with her father and uncle, sculptor’s Tom and Bob Bennett- known throughout the world as Bennett Sculpture. As her father’s apprentice she studied composition, form and the technique of creating three dimensional sketches in wire, which has also led to her being quite accomplished at welding one of a kind wire sculptures, which is where her father and uncle started their artistic journey.
In her early twenties Terrie found herself called towards her own artistic voice as she was visited by whales & dolphins in her dream state. As her relationship with cetaceans grew in her inner realms she felt it a mission to bring more conscious awareness to them & their environment. So it was quite natural for her to start sculpting them. She was one of the first sculptors to focus primarily on marine mammals in the early 1980’s, quickly establishing herself as one of the top marine artists in Hawaii and the western united states. She has always been an environmental activist so it was only natural for her to create work that she is passionate about which led to her involvement and contribution in many environmental organizations over the years.
“My inspiration comes from my connection to nature & the subtle ways life dances in the space between form & spirit.”
Over the years, she has been blessed to receive many awards and commissions for her work. One of the recent highlights is being chosen to create a sculpture for The Space Foundation, commemorating Nasa’s thirty year space shuttle program. She has worked directly with environmental groups, corporations, governmental organizations and architects to create unique, timeless works of art
Terrie has owned and curated fine Art galleries in California and Taos, New Mexico. She has been honored to promote and support many talented artists as well as directly connecting with many art collectors and enthusiasts from around the world. When not sculpting new work or busy with commissions she also loves to teach sculpting to others. She believes in the raw natural creative talent in everyone and especially loves to share the extraordinary sculpting techniques that she inherited from her uncle and father.