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Private: Henry Fernandes

Night scene, with tree holding a crescent moon

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

 

Exhibitions

Indwelling, 2022, mixed media, 36" x 36" (from the 2022 exhibition: Between the Lines)

It’s All About ART: Preview Exhibition

Oct 6, 2023 to Oct 22, 2023

Foreground: Jessica Hanzelkova; From Left: lo scott, Alison Postma, Emma Aurelia, David Yu, Tara Lynn MacDougall

Presently

Nov 26, 2020 to May 2, 2021

Selections: 36th Annual Kawartha Autumn Studio Tour Exhibition

Left: Leanne Baird, Forest Light, 2020, acrylic on canvas; Right: Victoria Wallace, Silhouette Series: #10, 12, 20, 21, 2019, encaustic, ink and oil pastel

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

Regular Hours: Wednesday to Sunday from 11 am to 5 pm. Admission is by Donation.

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