B e l y n d a H e n r y
My everyday fascination with the Australian landscape and nature fuels the images that I paint. Living in a long valley, which I drive through daily and draw inspiration from, I constantly and automatically gather views and flashes of moments and images I see. While not attempting to paint a clear representation of the area I live in, I take parts from everywhere. Then, much like a jigsaw, I reassemble these flashes and memories into a mostly imagined and emotional interpretation of the beauty that surrounds me.
Born in Hornsby, NSW, Belynda Henry holds a Bachelor of Arts, Visual Arts, from Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney, as well as a Diploma of Teaching and Certificate of Teaching. Having taught visual art in secondary schools from 1995 – 2002, she subsequently resigned from teaching to pursue a full-time career in painting.
Henry has held over 30 solo shows and participated in numerous group exhibitions throughout Australia. She has been a finalist in the Paddington Art Prize (2018, 2017), the Wynne Prize (2000, 2013, 2015, 2016), the Archibald Portrait Prize (2016), the Gosford Art Prize (2006 & 2003), the Tattersalls Art Prize (2018, 2003) and the Mosman Art Prize (2003), among others.
Her work has been featured in numerous publications and blogs including Art Collector, Vogue Living, FETE, Country Style Magazine, The Design Files, Daily Imprint, The Age, Sydney Morning Herald, Interiors Addict, Designer Home, EST, Home Beautiful, Real Living, Inside Out, Belle, House and Garden, The Home, Queensland Home, The Block Magazine and Style Curator.
Her work is held in corporate and private collections in Australia, America, Japan, Taiwan, Switzerland, the UK and New Zealand.
Belynda Henry was elected a member of the Australian Watercolour Institute in 2018.