Oil paintings by Maria Bennett will be on display at Town Books March 1 - April 30, 2016.
An Artist’s Reception will be held Friday, March 11 from 7pm to 9pm. Members of the public are welcome and encouraged to attend.
Maria Bennett grew up in San Anselmo, where she currently resides and works. She received a BA in physiology from UC Berkeley, an MS from Harvard School of Public Health and a PhD in Cell Biology from Harvard University.
While pursuing a science career, she continued to study painting as well as produce traditional harpsichord soundboard paintings in the 17th century Flemish and 18th century French style. Since returning to California, her work has focused on the landscape.
Having spent many childhood hours reading her way through the Children’s Room in the San Anselmo Library, and then raising her three children here, Maria continues to be grateful for this treasured local resource.