Parkland - pastel
Thelma's artwork was entered in several competitions around Australia. Her two entries in the Perth Royal Show received commendations in 2010.
While living in NSW, Thel became a Member of the NSW Art Society and entered the Pan Pacific in 2011 where she received another commendation for her Seascape.
In 2015 Thel entered the Stanthorpe Art Show with her portrait of Karen Foster, where she reached the finals for her entry. Her artwork has also been displayed in Australian Artists Pallette Magazine.
Thel also enjoys attending workshops on the island. Her works also include ceramic, patchwork quilting and other crafts plus sculpture.
Thelma Bennet and her painting, "Swan",
at the Monochrome Exhibition
Thelma (Thel) Bennett is mainly a self-taught artist, however she has attended many workshops taught by professional artists to learn new skills. She likes to paint mainly with Genesis Heat Set Dry Oils as well as acrylics, water colours and ink. Her favourite subjects to paint are portraits and seascapes, though Thel also likes to mix things up and paint animals, flowers and landscapes.
Portrait of Karen Foster - oil
Birds on the Nest - acrylic
Eagle - oil
I enjoy painting seascapes as they give me a great sense of peace. I love the movement of the ocean. My portraits inspire me as I find the human race is so diverse in character. Painting people and getting their features just right is a great challenge. Eyes, facial lines and expressions, tell their story.
Ocelot - coloured pencil
Paradise Parrots - acrylic