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We are honored to present part of a body of work by living Mid Hudson Valley artist Bryan Henry.
Bryan speaks about his works, calling them "doodles":
"About 'Doodles': I have no formal training. Approximately one year ago, I was invited to create a woodworking project by a friend who had just created a "state-of-the-art" woodworking studio. We began to brainstorm about projects. Numerous ideas began to flow. In order to keep track of the ideas for various projects, I started to doodle our ideas on scraps of paper. The next day, I purchased a sketch pad to attempt to capture some of these woodworking ideas. I had no intention of creating drawings that might be considered art. I simply wanted to doodle rough sketches of potential woodworking projects. Unexpectedly, some of the doodles appeared to take on a life of their own. I began to experiment with forms and images that had little or nothing to do with woodworking. I subsequently purchased various easels, boxes of pencils and pads of varying sizes and textures. I began doodling, not with the intention of becoming an "Artist" but to explore the possibility of whether or not I might be able to draw. I gravitated towards drawing landscapes. I grew up with an intense appreciation for nature. I enjoyed camping as a Boy Scout and I enjoy wilderness-camping as an adult. I like wide open vistas, cloudscapes, sunsets, full moons, tropical beaches and wilderness. For me, each doodle is an escape into the timeless beauty of the natural world; it's where I've always lived in my imagination. Being able to express my connection to nature by using pencil and charcoal is ineffable and gives me a profound sense of satisfaction. I hope you enjoy my Doodles." - Bryan Henry
Measurements: Frame 14 1/2" x 11 1/2", frame opening (art work) 9 1/2" x 7 1/2".