Press ‘play’ above to hear the conversation  and scroll down to see the paintings

Acclaimed artist Belynda Henry has been painting professionally for over 20 years and has exhibited in over 25 solo shows across Australia. 

Her works inspire an emotional response from many of her viewers achieved through her masterful use of colour, shape and brushstroke. Her shows sell out quickly, often within the first hour of the works becoming available, and she receives many commissions.

Henry predominantly paints landscapes but she was also a finalist in the Archibald prize for portraiture in 2016.  She has been selected as a finalist in many other art competitions including four times in the prestigious Wynne prize for landscape painting.

Our conversation took place in Henry’s studio in a secluded valley on the central coast of NSW so the sounds you hear in the background are the birds of the Australian bush.

We not only hear about how she achieved success in the art world but also of advice she received from significant people in her life which helped her get there.  She also talks about how to juggle commissions within an art practice, balancing painting and motherhood, she generously shares information about her process and gives motivational advice to those starting out.

Click here to see Henry in her studio on YouTube.

Press ‘play’ above to hear Maria Stoljar’s conversation with Belynda Henry and scroll down to see the works they talk about on the show.

 

Upcoming events:

  • Solo show at Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne, September 2017.  Details to be posted on the Gallery website.
  • DEN FAIR  contemporary design event, Melbourne, 8-10 June 2017
  • Solo show at Australian Galleries, Sydney, 2018. Details to be posted on the Gallery website

Links to things we talk about on the show:

BUSHLAND III

‘Bushland 3’, gouache and pastel on Arches 640 gsm paper, 57 x 38cm

'Islands five', 2016, acrylic and pastel on polyester canvas, 218 x 171.5cm

‘Islands five’, 2016, acrylic and pastel on polyester canvas, 218 x 171.5cm

MOUNTAIN STUDY 5.

‘Mountain Study 5’, gouache and watercolour on Arches 640 gsm paper, 38 x 29cm

'Louise Olsen, a beautiful summary', acrylic and pastel on polyester canvas, 157 x 116cm

‘Louise Olsen, a beautiful summary’, 2016, acrylic and pastel on polyester canvas, 157 x 116cm

GARDEN STUDY 3

‘Garden Study 3’, gouache, acrylic and pastel on 640gsm Arches paper, 78 x 58cm

PADDOCKS ON AN OVERCAST DAY

‘Overcast day’, oil and pastel on canvas, 66cm x 66cm

OCEAN STUDY I

‘Ocean Study 1’, gouache and watercolour on Arches paper, 38 x 28cm

valley views 78x58 cm

‘Valley Views’, gouache, watercolour, acrylic and pastel on Arches 640 gsm paper, 78 x 58cm

work in progress shot

Work in progress in Henry’s studio. We discuss the work leaning against the wall at 17:30 and 19:10 of the interview