Specialising in Landscapes of Donegal
Audrey Henry paints Donegal landscapes in oils. A native of Letterkenny, she studied Graphic Design in LYIT, then did a BA Hons degree in the University of Ulster, Belfast in Visual Communication. Audrey then worked as a Graphic Designer for many years, before returning to college to study Fine Art.
She uses oil paint to capture the textures of the landscape by sculpting the paint along wooden boards, often capturing an impression of a scene spontaneously, to keep it fresh and alive. She works by layering paint with a brush or a pallet knife; making oil paint the ideal medium for her to work with.
She is aware of the subtle differing colours of the land; the lush greens, the earthy browns, the golden hues of crops in season, the varying shades of heather and foliage as the seasons come and go...
Her work gives her a greater love for her home county and the ever changing environment around her.