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

Belynda Henry: Talking with Painters

The below interview with Belynda Henry was captured by Maria Stoljar from Talking with Painters at the opening of ‘Waterfalls and Waterholes’ …

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Belynda Henry in the Design Files and Vogue Living

Belynda Henry’s beautiful new exhibition, Waterfalls and Waterholes, has been featured in the popular Australian design blog, the Design Files, as …

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Belynda Henry and Graeme Drendel at Clayton Utz, Melbourne

Congratulations to Belynda Henry and Graeme Drendel who have been invited to exhibit with Clayton Utz in Melbourne   Conceived …

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Mary Tonkin – Artist Feature

Image above: Ramble, Kalorama  (detail)  2017-19  oil on linen  180 x 1890 cm Mary Tonkin has a unique ability of capturing …

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Rodney Forbes – Artist Feature

Rodney Forbes’ paintings address deeply poignant subject matter through dreamlike and surreal imagery. Figures and objects float against his trademark …

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Sue Anderson: “Savouring moments of artistic escape”

“Two weeks into lockdown, wading through the bleakness of pandemic panic, impending winter, and the wild west of Collingwood’s tumbleweed …

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