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 the Talking with Painters YouTube channel.
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.
- 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: