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.

He paints from his studio in Gloucestershire, usually in oil. 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.”
 
His fascination with the human form has led to a series of large life drawings in charcoal, pencil and oil on paper.

A recent trip to the central coast in Australia has led to a series of beach and rock scenes of a special relaxing place called Killcare, meaning to kill your cares or forget your worries.  

The isolation of 2020 brought a renewed appreciation of the Cotswold landscape resulting in a series of summer landscape.

Exhibited:
Affordable Art Fair Bristol, 2013, 2016
Affordable Art Fair, Battersea, 2017
Fresh Art Fair, Cheltenham, 2018, 2019, 2021
Fresh Art Fair, Ascot, 2019, 2021
Pre-selected for the Royal West of England Academy 167th Open Exhibition 2019

 

 

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