“Scattered throughout the hustle and bustle of concrete life, like pools among the rocks, are the parks and squares that provide us with a place to breathe and a time to think. It is a fundamental need of a sane society to be able to stop once in a while and wander from the routine, lift our heads and look at the sky or take in our regular surroundings with a fresh insight.”
“My work begins with snapshots of busy city life and by a process of elimination I refocus the image on elements that encapsulate a sober thoughtfulness.’
“I have a wandering empathy for the imaginary lives of strangers.”
(Quotes from previous exhibition statements)
Henry was born 1978 in Norwich, England and spent his childhood in the Suffolk countryside. Henry studied art at Ipswich College in Suffolk, and then Loughborough University in Leicestershire. In 2000 he moved to London to find work that would further his art career and help to maintain his painting.
From 2001 until 2011 Henry worked for the Curwen Gallery (London W1) helping to run a contemporary art gallery and business art consultancy. In 2004 he was made the Associate Director, involving him in all areas of the business, including the organisation and curation of exhibitions (specifically the annual Northern Graduates show), art handling and the look and design of the company’s promotional material and website. He was also involved in setting up The Rectory Gallery in Spitalfields, East London in 2009.
In Spring 2011 Henry and his family moved from London to the High Peak in Derbyshire. Henry is now a freelance artist & designer concentrating more time to his painting (while also looking after his two kids). He continues to work with Curwen selecting and organising the annual ‘Northern Graduates’ exhibition, as well as exhibiting his own paintings in regular group and solo exhibitions.
Artwork by Henry Walsh is regularly exhibited and collected in London (Curwen Gallery), New York, Milan & Tokyo (Kathryn Bell – Fine Art Consultancy), Scandinavia (Bohus Konst) and Northwest England (Jack Sevens).
After the Rain I, acrylic on canvas, 100 x 100cm
Concomitant XXI, acrylic on board, 10 x 10cm
Concomitant XXII, acrylic on board, 10 x 10cm
Drifting I, acrylic on canvas, 75 x 75cm
Eluere V, acrylic on canvas, 20 x 20cm
Lambent IV, acrylic on canvas, 20 x 20cm
Lambent VI, acrylic on canvas, 20 x 20cm
Omphalos III, acrylic on canvas, 25 x 25cm
Opaline II, acrylic on canvas, 20 x 20cm
Ponder IX, acrylic on board, 10 x 10cm
Precipitate IX, acrylic on canvas, 20 x 20cm
Season II, acrylic on canvas, 100 x 75cm