Jeremy Henderson

Jeremy John Christmas Henderson (25 December 1952 - 28 April 2009) was a Irish artist and painter. Artist in Residence at Kingston University, he exhibited at the Royal Academy and is included in National Art Collections.
"Jeremy Henderson, an Irish artist of Scottish decent, dedicated his life to the creation and realisation of his art and its meaning, reflecting life's panorama, be that of his home town of Lisbellaw and Ireland's troubles, or his unique journey through life, its loves and inspirations and the perspectives presented to him, destined to become a painter of influence.
"Jeremy and I had many conversations about his art and how he studied other painters, influences on his early years and locations which inspired his work".
-Sandra Tweedie, sister & fellow artist.
A painter of international respect, capable of expressing the deep and subtle nuance of meaning and sentiment of his art, layering paints to build a complex narrative across a medium open to the interpretation of the observer. Separate from many of his contemporaries, never courting the commercialisation of his work, Jeremy Henderson is probably Europe's most undiscovered artist and surely Ireland's invisible genius."(

 Henderson's painting style transitioned greatly from his early days favouring the mediums of Oil on Canvas; Oil on Paper; Watercolour; Gouache; Charcoal; Acrylic; Vitreous Enamel, using calligraphy in much of his work. His early vividly coloured geometric patterns were in the abstract contemporary style of the period. From the early 1980's his style developed into lyrical abstraction. Later with the transition to landscape scenes, typically of the Irish borders and coast, many layers of paint are used to build depth into each picture. In reference to these paintings Henderson says, "In my paintings the time of day is indeterminable, the weather changeable, something has happened or is about to happen".In 1986 Ted Hickey, Keeper of Art at Ulster Museum wrote, "To state the obvious these landscapes are not careful delineations of picturesque landscape; they are essentially emotional and concerned with ideas about the nature of art and intended to stimulate and provoke rather than reassure".Wikipedia

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