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 (Central Coast, New South Wales), which she drives through daily, she is constantly and automatically gathering views, flashes of moments and imagery.
“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”.
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.
Belynda has been painting landscapes for over 20 years. Exhibiting continuously with over 30 solo shows to her name. She has been selected for many prestigious awards, most recently a finalist in the 2016, 2015 and 2013 Wynne prize for landscape painting at the Art Gallery of New South Wales she was also a finalist in the Archibald prize in 2016.