Cary Henrie studied art at the prestigious Pratt Institute in New York on a full scholarship. He then spent a decade in the New York showing his work and working as a graphic artist. He has been published in Time magazine, Forbes, Sports Illustrated, Reader’s Digest, and the New York Times. His passion for landscapes eventually drew him to the West where he could refine his fine art technique amid the beauty of the Wasatch Mountains and the western Rockies.
His paintings play with light, and wherever they are placed, the artificial light, the sunlight, or the candlelight will bring out a different facet of the color, the movement, and the mood.
Henrie has received numerous state and national awards Cary Henrie’s art work now graces the homes and offices of people from all over the US, Canada and around the world including Whoopi Goldberg, Mrs. Fields of Mrs. Fields Cookies and Mrs. Walton of Walmart!!
Cary, b. 1961 is a native of Utah his current studio is in Bountiful, Utah. He is married to Sauni Henrie and has four children, his oldest, Annie, is an excellent figurative artist in her own right.
According to Henrie, “My paintings are layered oil and acrylic with gesso. They are varnished and glazed on stretched canvas. I truly enjoy trying to create a new look in painting. I enjoyed living and working in New York and studying in detail the work of such Abstract Expressionists as Mark Rothko, Barnett Newman and Clyfford Still. Also, I traveled throughout the world visiting such places as Bali, Egypt, Israel and Europe. I loved the warm and broken patinas that I saw in the art and architecture. I saw similarities to my native West; particularly the weather-beaten landscapes, the sandstone textures, the patina of rusted metal, contrasted with vast soft sunsets and auras of changing skies; to me, this is the essence of the West. I paint natural elements and atmosphere, hinting at windswept hills, trees, lakes and vistas. I try to create a spiritual glow, aura, and softness contrasted with raw and broken forms. Textures are burnished, toned and tinted which evoke ancient frescoes, ruins and even aged mineral elements. Geometric lines contrast soft forms and focus movement and ligh..I believe that everyone sees something familiar and somewhat intriguing in the lakes, trees and mood of my paintings. I look forward to future exploration.”