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Deryck Henley

Deryck Henley
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I suppose I could be called a relapsed artist…

Working as a self-taught artist from the late 1960’s, creating figurative work in pencil and batik, I had my first exhibition at the Royal Exchange in London in 1970, a shared exhibition with John Piper. This was shortly followed by my first one man show in Delft in 1971. Over the following years I regularly travelled doing commissions and exhibiting in Europe plus one show in the USA.

As time went by and offspring appeared, it was necessary to find employment and feed a growing family. Starting with teaching art in a private girls school (not dissimilar to St. Trinian’s), I found a job heading a design team creating textiles. Then in the late 1980’s starting my own company designing and manufacturing gift products, eventually relocating it to the beautiful Scottish Borders.

27 years later I have returned to my love of figurative drawing and painting. I regularly run life drawing sessions in Selkirk and help out at various life drawing clubs in Edinburgh.

I enjoy the ‘immediacy’ of creating bold lines while retaining the character of the sitter and can be occasionally seen at various Arts Festivals drawing portraits.
1970 - Guildhall, London
1971 - Galerie de Fiets, Delft, Holland
1972 - Lancaster University
1972 - Playhouse Gallery, Harlow
1973 - Galerie de Sisse, Tiegem, Belgium
1973 - Campus Gallery, Amsterdam, Holland
1974 - Galerie Westerhelling, Nijmegen, Holland
1974 - Galerie De Fiets, Delft, Holland
1974 - Muiden Gallery, Ghent, Belgium
1974 - Phoenix Gallery, Leicester
1975 - Gallery on the Green, Cleveland, USA
1975 - Woburn Abbey, Bedfordshire
1976 - Upper Street Gallery, Matlock, Derbyshire
1977 - Derby Town Hall, Derbyshire
1977 - Phoenix Gallery, Leicester
1978 - Hesketh Gallery, Hemel Hempstead
Topaz
  • Deryck Henley
  • Topaz
  • Oil
Alisdair
  • Deryck Henley
  • Alisdair
  • Oil
First Selfie
  • Deryck Henley
  • First Selfie
  • Oil
Fiona
  • Deryck Henley
  • Fiona
  • Oil
Katrina
  • Deryck Henley
  • Katrina
  • Charcoal
Sarah
  • Deryck Henley
  • Sarah
  • Oil
Ilona
  • Deryck Henley
  • Ilona
  • Oil
Brian & Clare
  • Deryck Henley
  • Brian & Clare
  • Charcoal

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