Belynda Henry’s everyday fascination with the Australian landscape is the main inspiration for her work. Living at the end of a long lush valley on the Central Coast, New South Wales, which she drives through daily, she is constantly and automatically gathering views, flashes of moments and imagery. Photographing the landscape and making small sketches are also part of her daily practice. Forever seeking out new images, compositions and colours to use in new works.
“I don’t attempt to paint a clear representation of the area but take from everywhere. Then, back in my bush land studio, I reassemble the memories much like a jigsaw into a simplified and emotional interpretation of the beauty that surrounds me”.
Belynda has been painting landscapes for over 20 years. Exhibiting continuously with over 30 solo shows to her name. She has been selected as a finalist for many prestigious awards such as the Wynne prize for landscape painting at the Art Gallery of New South Wales in 2016, 2015 and 2013 as well as the Archibald prize in 2016, and most recently the Paddington Art Prize in 2018 and 2017.
Belynda Henry’s beautiful new exhibition, Waterfalls and Waterholes, has been featured in the popular Australian design blog, the Design Files, as …