Belynda Henry

b. 1973

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.

PAST EXHIBITIONS

2019

2018

 

In Blog

Australian Galleries in ‘Sydney Contemporary presents 2020’

SYDNEY CONTEMPORARY PRESENTS 2020 Sydney Contemporary is excited to launch a unique new initiative that encourages us to explore new artworks …

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Belynda Henry – Olsen Gruin, New York

Image: Belynda Henry ‘The Space Between’  courtesy of Olsen Gruin New York Congratulations to Belynda Henry whose exhibition The Space Between hosted …

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Belynda Henry and Thornton Walker – The King’s School Art Prize

Image above: Belynda Henry  Long distance (Mulloon Creek)  Oil and wax on canvas  112 x 167 cm Congratulations to Belynda …

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Art in the Vines at Hanging Rock Winery

Image above: Jimmy Rix  St George and the Dragon II  Corten steel Following on from two hugely successful Art in the Vines …

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Marina Strocchi ‘New York New Work’ at Araluen Arts Centre

Image above: Marina Strocchi  Manhattan III  2019  gouache and acrylic on paper   New York New Work is the outcome of Marina Strocchi’s time …

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Know My Name: Australian Women Artists 1900 to Now

The work of G.W. Bot and Inge King are among 170 artists featured in the recently opened exhibition, Know My Name: …

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