8 December 2022 - 2 January 2022
Artist Belynda Henry presents a series of her iconic landscape works that draw inspiration from diverse natural environments. This solo exhibition of work is an ode to her plein air painting practice and time spent in the landscape responding viscerally to its forms and colours. Her locations include bush land and the islands and costal environment of the Eastern Suburbs.
Belynda Henry, a multiple Wynne and Archibald prize finalist, is a painter focused on landscape. Her work had also been acquired by private collectors in the United States, Japan, Switzerland, Taiwan, New Zealand, Ireland, Hong Kong, Athens and London.
Her fascination with the Australian landscape is the main inspiration for her work. Living and working within the landscape itself at the end of a long lush valley in New South Wales where she is exposed to its constantly ever changing sights, sounds, light and textures - witnessing and absorbed by nature’s compositions and colours. This proximity affords her the luxury of constantly being exposed to – and meditating on the medium and incorporating those impressions in her imaginative works. Although she inhabits the land, at the same time – is inhabited by this unique and seductive landscape – and that is evidenced in her work which is a vibrant, modern and a unique visceral experience.
Listen to Belynda Henry in Conversation with Sebastian Goldspink.