Alysa Bennett


Alysa Bennett during her exhibition at Cerulean Arts

Over the course of my career as an artist, I have sought to examine subjects that I find moving and mysterious. Horses have continuously been one of my prime subject matters and they have formed the core of my ideas and inspiration. Being raised on a cattle ranch and then having one myself, in southern Arizona, I developed a love of painting and drawing not only all the horses but the many other animals as well, and, of course, the amazing landscape of the high desert. I started sculpting horses years ago, first with straw, then moved to using multiple kinds of feathers and now ancient pottery shards and old family letters. I try, with all the various mediums, to depict their very evocative gestures. It is intriguing to watch as they play, fight, rest and work, all those gestures mirroring our own in a kind of universal language. It is that power that I strive to depict in my work, hoping to articulate that even in a slight turn of a horse’s head there is something compelling and full of possible narrative.

Alysa Bennett's most recent solo exhibition was held October 14 - November 8, 2020.  A selection of her works is currently available at the gallery as indicated.  For inquiries on all other works show, please Contact Us.
Pride, pheasant & rooster feathers, sticks and wood, 24" x 34" x 13"
 
Loose Rein, letters circa 1910-1920, leather, sticks and wood, 24" x 20" x 13"

Show Me the Money .. Cojones Oro, English crow feathers, sticks, rope and wood, 24" x 17" x 10"
 
Lady Blue, macaw feathers, sticks and wood, 20" x 18" x 12" Available

 
The Hohokam Horse, Hohokam pottery shards circa 200-800 A.D., feathers, sticks and wood, 25" x 26" x 14"  SOLD 
 
Flight, letters circa 1910-1920, bones, sticks and wood, 23" x 15" x 17"
 
Desert Tree, oil on canvas, 36" x 48"


Arizona Afternoon, oil on canvas, 32" x 38"   


Young Bull, charcoal on paper, 33.5 x 37"   


A Little Shade, watercolor on paper, 7" x 9.75" 


A Way Back, watercolor on paper, 10.75" x 15" 
 
 
Arizona Hill, watercolor on paper, 9" x 12"   


Branches Spread, watercolor on paper, 9" x 11.5" 


Following the Road, watercolor on paper, 9" x 11.75"  SOLD  


Old Gate, watercolor on paper, 9" x 12" 


Patagonia Tree, watercolor on paper, 9" x 12" 


Purple Hills from Cutbank, watercolor on paper, 9" x 11.5"   


Spring Hill, watercolor on paper, 10.75" x 15" 


Spring Tree, watercolor on paper, 9" x 12"  Available 


Still Reaching, watercolor on paper, 20" x 15"  Available 


The Crags, watercolor on paper, 9" x 11.5"   


The Red and the Black, watercolor on paper, 9" x 11.5"   


View of the Hills, watercolor on paper, 11" x 15" 


Watching Friends, watercolor on paper, 9" x 12" 

Ranch Gate, watercolor on paper, 11" x 15"   






Out for a Stroll, feathers, sticks and wood, 24" x 25" x 12"  SOLD   


By the Creek, oil on canvas, 12" x 16"  SOLD   


Still Here,
oil on canvas, 20" x 20"  Available 


Dancing Tree, oil on canvas, 30" x 30"  Available 


The Foal, straw, sticks and wood, 22" x 22" x 12" 


The Brush Trap, oil on canvas, 24" x 36"  Available 

 
Blue Boy, feathers, sticks and wood, 27" x 28" x 12"  SOLD 


Desert Mountain, watercolor, 15" x 19.5"  SOLD   


Out of the Rock, oil on canvas, 16" x 20"  SOLD 


White Poplar, oil on canvas, 12" x 16"  SOLD