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John Henry initially graduated at Kingston with a BA (Hons) in 3D design. He subsequently worked as a creative director in London for 30 years, winning awards in retail design, including D&AD and travelling the world. He has always had a keen eye for detail, composition and colour and a rigourous and exact method of drawing.
Now painting full time from his studio in Gloucestershire, he indulges his passion for the old and the new, in his latest series of paintings of City Life. His keen interest in photography and design and the way figures can be distorted when moving quickly through a space is a major influence for him as is the sculpture of Lynn Chadwick. He says of his work:
“ I like looking at random movements inside the natural geometry of built environments. A room, courtyard, park or building has a rigidity of framework. It is the passing through of another object or person into this angular grid; its randomness and fluidity and the way light affects it interests me. It’s not about the actual space but how things interact within it to create movement.”
Affordable Art Fair Bristol, 2013, 2016