James Peter Henry is an Australian painter, working in the United States, whose work is heavily influenced by Cubism, African Art and Australian Aboriginal Art. His massive murals and impressively scaled canvases showcase a boldly fluid style, heavy with patterns and symbols that morph into human forms. Raised on a farm in Victoria Australia, James and his siblings explored the caves near his family’s property, discovering Aboriginal cave paintings that were thousands of years old; these paintings became a source of inspiration for James, a blueprint of sorts for what art could be. James learned to paint from his mother, a cubist painter, whose work was multidimensional, engaging and inspiring to the young painter. As a student James  was encouraged by high school art teachers to pursue art of all mediums, even when he presented them with a six foot tall collage that could barely be carried into the building. At the age of eighteen James took his first job at an Aboriginal art gallery in Alice Springs Australia, where he was able to further study African art, Egyptian art, and other primitive styles.

 

James has since traveled the world, creating art for both public installation and for private collections. Most recently James’ work has been featured at the La Peer Hotel in West Hollywood, at the Santa Fe Lofts in Los Angeles, as part of an installation at New York Fashion Week and in the private collection of Philippe Hoerle-Guggenheim in New York.  

 

 

 

 

Other private collectors include:

Francesco  Wales - Cape Town, South Africa

Tracy Jackson - Perth, Australia

Justin Brandon - Auckland, New Zealand

Paul St-Pierre - Paris, France

Gavin Warlow - London, UKGav

Marlie Anker- Sydney, Australia

Kristian Hartman - Prague, Czech

Frank Roberts - New York, U.S.A

Jo Howell - Hamilton, Australia

David Canning - Paris, France

Rachael Ward - London, UK

Tammy Lyons - Melbourne, Australia

David Campbell - Sydney, Australia

Victoria Edge - Sydney, Australia

Helen Lane - Hamilton, Australia

Paul Sparta - Port Douglas, Australia

Sue Laing - Washington DC, U.S.A

Jodi Roberts - Los Angeles, U.S.A

Clair Davidson - Los Angeles, U.S.A

Kate Singleton  - Center Point, U.S.A

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