Strobe Light (Forest Energy) Belynda Henry Belynda Henry - Strobe Light (Forest Energy)
Strobe Light (Forest Energy) 2024
Strobe Light (Forest Energy)Belynda HenryStrobe Light (Forest Energy)
Strobe Light (Forest Energy)2024
pigments stained into raw canvas with oil and wax
122 x 168 cm
SOLD 
Full Moon Shimmer Belynda Henry Belynda Henry - Full Moon Shimmer
Full Moon Shimmer 2024
Full Moon ShimmerBelynda HenryFull Moon Shimmer
Full Moon Shimmer2024
acrylic, pastel with oil and wax on linen
152 x 122 cm
$11,000  ENQUIRE
Overcast Light Belynda Henry Belynda Henry - Overcast Light
Overcast Light 2024
Overcast LightBelynda HenryOvercast Light
Overcast Light2024
Acrylic and pastel on linen
122 x 152 cm
$11,000  ENQUIRE
To The Sky (Purnima) Belynda Henry Belynda Henry - To The Sky (Purnima)
To The Sky (Purnima) 2024
To The Sky (Purnima)Belynda HenryTo The Sky (Purnima)
To The Sky (Purnima)2024
Acrylic and pastel on canvas
215 x 215 cm
$26,000  ENQUIRE
Ghost Tree Belynda Henry Belynda Henry - Ghost Tree
Ghost Tree 2024
Ghost TreeBelynda HenryGhost Tree
Ghost Tree2024
Acrylic, oil and wax on linen
112 x 102 cm
SOLD 
Waterway With Forest Energy Belynda Henry Belynda Henry - Waterway With Forest Energy
Waterway With Forest Energy 2024
Waterway With Forest EnergyBelynda HenryWaterway With Forest Energy
Waterway With Forest Energy2024
Acrylic and pastel on linen
122 x 152 cm
$11,000  ENQUIRE
Weeping Willow Trees with Soft Autumn Glow Belynda Henry Belynda Henry - Weeping Willow Trees with Soft Autumn Glow
Weeping Willow Trees with Soft Autumn Glow 2024
Weeping Willow Trees with Soft Autumn GlowBelynda HenryWeeping Willow Trees with Soft Autumn Glow
Weeping Willow Trees with Soft Autumn Glow2024
Acrylic and pastel on canvas
215 x 215 cm
$26,000  ENQUIRE
Eucalyptus No. 3 Belynda Henry Belynda Henry - Eucalyptus No. 3
Eucalyptus No. 3 2024
Eucalyptus No. 3Belynda HenryEucalyptus No. 3
Eucalyptus No. 32024
acrylic and pastel on canvas
215 x 215 cm
$26,000  ENQUIRE
Norfolk Reflections With Cockatoo Echo Belynda Henry Belynda Henry - Norfolk Reflections With Cockatoo Echo
Norfolk Reflections With Cockatoo Echo 2024
Norfolk Reflections With Cockatoo EchoBelynda HenryNorfolk Reflections With Cockatoo Echo
Norfolk Reflections With Cockatoo Echo2024
Acrylic and pastel with oil and wax on canvas
215 x 215 cm
$26,000  ENQUIRE
Windswept Belynda Henry Belynda Henry - Windswept
Windswept 2024
WindsweptBelynda HenryWindswept
Windswept2024
acrylic, pastel, oil and wax on linen
122 x 152 cm
$11,000  ENQUIRE
Night Call of The Tawny Frog Mouth Belynda Henry Belynda Henry - Night Call of The Tawny Frog Mouth
Night Call of The Tawny Frog Mouth 2024
Night Call of The Tawny Frog MouthBelynda HenryNight Call of The Tawny Frog Mouth
Night Call of The Tawny Frog Mouth2024
Acrylic and pastel on linen
112 x 112 cm
$8,000  ENQUIRE
Bellbird Vibrations And Falling Leaves Belynda Henry Belynda Henry - Bellbird Vibrations And Falling Leaves
Bellbird Vibrations And Falling Leaves 2024
Bellbird Vibrations And Falling LeavesBelynda HenryBellbird Vibrations And Falling Leaves
Bellbird Vibrations And Falling Leaves2024
Acrylic, oil and wax on canvas
152 x 122 cm
$11,000  ENQUIRE
Vibration Belynda Henry Belynda Henry - Vibration
Vibration 2024
VibrationBelynda HenryVibration
Vibration2024
Gouache, watercolour and pastel on paper
76 x 58 cm
103 x 85 cm framed 
SOLD 
Oscillation Belynda Henry Belynda Henry - Oscillation
Oscillation 2024
OscillationBelynda HenryOscillation
Oscillation2024
Gouache, watercolour and pastel on paper
76 x 58 cm
103 x 85 cm framed 
SOLD 
Light After Dark Belynda Henry Belynda Henry - Light After Dark
Light After Dark 2024
Light After DarkBelynda HenryLight After Dark
Light After Dark2024
Gouache, watercolour and pastel on paper
76 x 58 cm
103 x 85 cm framed 
SOLD 
Midnight Owl Belynda Henry Belynda Henry - Midnight Owl
Midnight Owl 2024
Midnight OwlBelynda HenryMidnight Owl
Midnight Owl2024
Gouache, watercolour and pastel on paper
76 x 58 cm
103 x 85 cm framed 
$4,000  ENQUIRE
White Noise Belynda Henry Belynda Henry - White Noise
White Noise 2024
White NoiseBelynda HenryWhite Noise
White Noise2024
Gouache, watercolour and pastel on paper
76 x 58 cm
103 x 85 cm framed 
$4,000  ENQUIRE
Forest Bathing III Belynda Henry Belynda Henry - Forest Bathing III
Forest Bathing III 2024
Forest Bathing IIIBelynda HenryForest Bathing III
Forest Bathing III2024
gouache, watercolour and pastel on paper
76 x 58 cm
103 x 85 cm framed 
$4,000  ENQUIRE
Forest Bathing II Belynda Henry Belynda Henry - Forest Bathing II
Forest Bathing II 2024
Forest Bathing IIBelynda HenryForest Bathing II
Forest Bathing II2024
Gouache, watercolour and pastel on paper
76 x 58 cm
103 x 85 cm framed 
$4,000  ENQUIRE
Forest Bathing I Belynda Henry Belynda Henry - Forest Bathing I
Forest Bathing I 2024
Forest Bathing IBelynda HenryForest Bathing I
Forest Bathing I2024
Gouache, watercolour and pastel on paper
76 x 58 cm
103 x 85 cm framed 
$4,000  ENQUIRE

My landscapes respond to place and at times express an emotional rather than literal connection. It is my escape, by using colour and energy I create calm. Colour choice comes instinctively. I have as many colours out and mixed as physically possible on my oversized painter’s table, the process after that is automatic - based on a mix of memory and new discoveries. The works can be healing or confronting. I have realised when I do go into painting mode, it may not be the landscape I am painting but rather it can be an outpouring of dreams or fears.

Belynda Henry 2024

Belynda Henry 'The Language of Trees'

As far back as Belynda Henry can remember, the natural landscape has served as her major focus and inspiration. As a young arts student, her journals were filled with the shapes and forms of her environment - pared back to capture the essence of the natural world. Early in her career these sketches were realised in flat, almost two dimensional sculptural works, though painting always beckoned.

Working from her home in a quiet valley in Northern New South Wales, Henry’s practice incorporates plein air and studio-based painting, as well as a rugged process of drenching her canvases in freshwater that recalls American artist Helen Frankenthaler’s (1928-2011) ‘soak-stain technique’. Henry drags her unstretched canvases through the creek that runs through her property, before laying them out on the grass or concrete causeway to dry as she works in watercolour and pigment to capture her first impressions of the landscape. No longer damp, the canvases are returned to the studio and stretched so that Henry can continue to build composition, layering oil paint and wax as she reinterprets the landscape through a veil of memory and personal contemplation. The lack of illusionistic space enhances the textures and tonal colours in the work, alluding to vast sweeping treelines, gullies and waterways, to capture the atmosphere and energy of being immersed in, and embraced by nature.

Belynda Henry is an alumna of the Sydney College of the Arts (SCA), University of Sydney, completing a Bachelor of Visual Arts in 1993. A finalist in multiple art awards including the Archibald Prize (2016), the Wynne Prize (2016, 2015, 2013) and the Paddington Art Prize (2018, 2017), she has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions throughout Australia and internationally.

Carrie McCarthy 2022

Belynda Henry

Born 1973, Sydney

EDUCATION

1993

  • Bachelor of Visual Arts, Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2024

  • 'The Language of Trees', EDWINA CORLETTE, Brisbane
  • 'Harvesting The Valley', Findlay Galleries, United States of America

2023

  • 'Nocturnal Compositions', Post Space, Sydney

2022

  • 'Further Afield', EDWINA CORLETTE, Brisbane
  • 'New Works', (online) Australian Galleries
  • 'To Paint is To Love', Gruin Gallery, Los Angeles

2021

  • ‘New Works’, Australian Galleries, Melbourne
  • 'Belynda Henry', Woollahra Gallery, Redleaf, Sydney
  • 'Clean Slate', Gruin Gallery, Los Angeles

2020

  • ‘To Paint is to Love’, Australian Galleries
  • ‘The Space Between’, Olsen Gruin, New York

2019

  • 'Waterfalls and Waterholes’, Australian Galleries, Sydney
  • ‘Reflections’, Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne

2018

  • 'Landscape Lines', Australian Galleries, Sydney

2017

  • 'Wanderer', Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne

2016

  • 'Distance', Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne
  • 'Living Colour', Olsen Irwin Works on Paper, Small Paintings and Sculpture, Sydney

2014

  • ‘Jigsaw’, Anthea Polson Art, Main Beach, QLD

2012

  • ‘Colour My World – New Sculptures and Paintings’, Richard Martin Art, Sydney

2010

  • 'Overview’, Richard Martin Art, Sydney

2007

  • ‘Shimmer’, Greenhill Galleries, Perth
  • ‘Shadows of Nature’, Richard Martin Art, Sydney

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2020

  • ‘Sydney Contemporary Presents 2020’, Sydney Contemporary Art Fair (online)
  • ‘Navigating the line’ (online exhibition), Australian Galleries

2019

  • ‘Australian Galleries: The Purves Family Business. The First Four Decades’, Book Launch and Group Exhibition, Australian Galleries, Melbourne
  • Graeme Drendel and Belynda Henry, 3:33 Art Projects, Clayton Utz, Melbourne

2018

  • ‘A Painted Landscape’, Special Group Studios, Sydney
  • ‘AWI 95TH Annual Exhibition’, Juniper Hall, Sydney
  • Paddington Art Prize (Finalist), Marlene Antico Fine Art, Sydney
  • Tattersall’s Club Prize (Finalist), Tattersall’s Club, Brisbane

2017

  • Paddington Art Prize (Finalist), Marlene Antico Fine Art, Sydney

2016

  • Archibald Prize (Finalist), Art Gallery of New South Wales
  • Wynne Prize (Finalist), Art Gallery of New South Wales
  • Gympie Regional Gallery, Queensland

2015

  • ‘Summer Christmas Show’, Olsen Irwin Sydney
  • Wynne Prize (Finalist), Art Gallery of New South Wales

2013

  • Wynne Prize (Finalist), Art Gallery of New South Wales

AWARDS

2018

  • Finalist, Paddington Art Prize, Marlene Antico Fine Art, Sydney
  • Finalist, Tattersall’s Club Prize, Tattersall’s Club, Brisbane

2017

  • Finalist, Paddington Art Prize, Marlene Antico Fine Art, Sydney

2016

  • Finalist, Archibald Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales
  • Finalist, Wynne Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales

2015

  • Finalist, Wynne Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales

2013

  • Finalist, Wynne Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales

2004

  • Highly Commended, Open Selection, Wyong Art Show, New South Wales

2003

  • First Prize, Open Award, Wyong Art Show, New South Wales

2002

  • First Prize, Art scrawl, Landscape Award, Pokolbin, New South Wales

2000

  • Highly Commended, Sculpture Section, Wyong Festival of the Arts, New South Wales

COLLECTIONS

  • Elcom Credit Union, Sydney
  • P & O Resorts; Lizard Island, Bedarra Island
  • Private Collections in America, Isle of White, Japan, New Zealand, Switzerland, Taipei

May 7, 2020

Belynda Henry - Finalist in the Kings School Art Prize

Congratulations to Belynda Henry who has been selected as finalist in 2020 King’s School Art Prize.

Now in its 26th year, The King’s School Art Prize has been awarded to some of Australia’s leading contemporary artists. The $20,000 acquisitive award is presented to the artist judged the best contemporary artwork, created by an artist resident in Australia. Entry is by invitation only, and the finalists are selected by an appointed Art Prize panel.

Belynda has been painting landscapes for over 20 years. Exhibiting continuously with over 30 solo shows to her name. 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.

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Long distance (Mulloon Creek) 2020
oil and wax on canvas
112 x 167 cm

April 30, 2018

Belynda Henry - Paddington Art Prize Finalist

Congratulations to Belynda Henry who is a finalist in the 2018 Paddington Art Prize with her work 'A Capricious Landscape'.

The Paddington Art Prize is a $30,000 National acquisitive prize, awarded annually for a painting inspired by the Australian landscape. Established in 2004 by Arts Patron, Marlene Antico OAM, this National prize takes its place among the country’s most lucrative and highly coveted painting prizes.

The prize encourages the interpretation of the landscape as a significant contemporary genre, its long tradition in Australian painting as a key contributor to our national ethos, and is a positive initiative in private patronage of the arts in Australia.

Painting the landscape is an ever changing process. “Capricious landscape” is attempting to capture the ever changing mood, the impulsive behaviour and the unpredictable beauty of Australia. - Belynda Henry

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A Capricious Landscape 2018
101 x 122cm
oil on canvas

April 30, 2017

Belynda Henry - Paddington Art Prize Finalist

Congratulations to Belynda Henry who is a finalist in the 2017 Paddington Art Prize with her work 'The River Came To Me And It Took It All Away II'.

The Paddington Art Prize is a $30,000 National acquisitive prize, awarded annually for a painting inspired by the Australian landscape. Established in 2004 by Arts Patron, Marlene Antico OAM, this National prize takes its place among the country’s most lucrative and highly coveted painting prizes.

The prize encourages the interpretation of the landscape as a significant contemporary genre, its long tradition in Australian painting as a key contributor to our national ethos, and is a positive initiative in private patronage of the arts in Australia.

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The River Came To Me And It Took It All Away II 2017
Gouache, water colour and pastel on Aqua Lana 640 gsm paper
152 x 105cm

May 7, 2016

Belynda Henry - Finalist in the Archibald Art Prize

Congratulations to Belynda Henry who is a finalist in the 2016 Archibald Art Prize.

The Archibald Prize is awarded annually to the best portrait, 'preferentially of some man or woman distinguished in art, letters, science or politics, painted by any artist resident in Australasia’.

Henry painted Louise Olsen co-founded Dinosaur Designs in 1985. She is a creative director and designer at the company with her partner Stephen Ormandy and the daughter of artists John Olsen and Valerie Strong.

Henry says ‘I met Valerie over 25 years ago through a series of evening painting classes. Through Valerie, I was introduced to the work of John Olsen. Both have inspired me greatly as an artist. Watching from afar as Louise co-created Dinosaur Designs, I always felt a link to her even though I didn’t know her.'

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Louise Olsen, a beautiful summary
acrylic and pastel on polyester canvas
157 x 116 cm

May 7, 2016

Belynda Henry - Finalist in the Wynne Prize

The Wynne Prize is awarded annually for 'the best landscape painting of Australian scenery in oils or watercolours or for the best example of figure sculpture by Australian artists’. Congratulations to Belynda Henry who is a finalist in the 2016 Wynne Art Prize.

Henry has a fascination with the Australian landscape which is the main inspiration for her work. Living at the end of a secluded valley on the NSW Central Coast, Henry is always subconsciously gathering the natural shapes, flashes of colour and composition of the mountains and trees that surround her.

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Islands Five 2016
acrylic and pastel on polyester canvas
218 x 171.5 cm

BELYNDA HENRY 'TALKING WITH PAINTERS'
BELYNDA HENRY IN THE DAINTREE
BELYNDA HENRY

22 May 2024 – 11 June 2024
Belynda Henry ‘The Language of Trees’

17 May 2022 – 4 June 2022
Belynda Henry ‘Further Afield’