Henry Fernandes

On exhibition at the Art Gallery of Peterborough:

Exhibition runs from August 20 to November 8, 2020

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About the artist:

Henry Fernandes attended the School of Visual Arts in NYC, graduating in 1965. An accomplished animation designer and illustrator, he has worked in advertising and publishing as well as being co owner of an animation company in New York city. For ten years he wrote designed and produced animated spots for Sesame Street and the Electric Company. He won a Golden Lion award at the Cannes Film Festival and one of his animated film spots is part of the film library at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. In recent years working out of his studio on the shore of Buckhorn Lake, Henry has turned his talents towards painting.

His exhibitions include: 2017 at the Gladstone Hotel, 2017, Kent Farndale Gallery, Port Perry in 2015 and 2012. Henry is a regular at the Buckhorn Fine Art Festival in Buckhorn, Ontario. In 1986 he co-wrote and illustrated with his wife Eugenie, the children’s book Ordinary Amos and The Amazing Fish.

“There were no flowers gardens in Spanish Harlem where I grew up, but there was imagination. And learning to be acutely aware of my surroundings is a survival skill has become a useful part of my painting process. I am always looking very carefully at the world around me. Even though I now live beside a lake in southern Ontario, I still paint ‘inner landscapes’.” — Henry Fernandes

Night scene, with tree holding a crescent moon

Quarter Moon Tree, 2019
Acrylic on canvas
30 in. x 24 in.

stylized painting of a flower with many intricate patterns

Fandango, 2019
Acrylic on canvas
30 in. X 24 in.

The artist's studio

Henry Fernandes in his studio

Acrylic Painting




Selections: 35th Annual Kawartha Autumn Studio Tour

Peer Christensen, Park & Lansdowne St., Peterborough, oil on canvas, 2019