Henry Fernandes

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. He is featured in The Artists of the Kawarthas, 32 Contemporary Artists, 2018 published by Andrea Hillo.

“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’.”


Red Chair and cacti in front of a window

Oh Canada, acrylic on canvas, 2017

Tour Stop 27 B

Acrylic painting

705 657 1545



2 Fire Route 65, Lakehurst: Two artists are at this location on an Island in Buckhorn Lake From Lakehurst Road (Peterborough County Road 37) turn south onto Kawartha Hideaway Road. Stay on Kawartha Hideaway Road and turn south (left) onto Woodland Trail. Continue one kilometer to Fire Route 65. Note – parking is on Woodland Trail.

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