Belynda Henry’s work reflects that of an artist completely immersed in her natural surroundings, reveling in the almost addictive desire to interpret the world through making pictures.


Henry has an intuitive approach to painting, and leaves behind pre-conceived notions when approaching a new work. So, it was when contemplating the suite of watercolour, gouache and pastel on paper works after their creation that she realised her avian neighbours had surreptitiously entered her work. Not in a figurative manner, rather they show up in her palette choices – particularly the Kingfisher whose vivid blue hues dominate many in the series. Also in the way that the local birdlife contribute to the overall visual, aural, and sensory experience of the landscape, along with the way it makes the artist feel.

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