Michael Henry is a painter, potter and gallery owner.  He began his career in the arts in 1984, first as an intern for Cimarron Productions while attending the University of Denver and then as a full time employee for the next four years.  In 1989, he left the graphic arts to pursue a new direction in the gallery business, first with Merrill Chase Galleries and then with Gallery Revel.  After seventeen years of working for other galleries, he opened his own gallery in a small studio on 19th Street in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan.

mdh fine arts was a showcase for new and emerging talent.  The gallery was selective in its approach to picking new artists, based mainly on form, simplicity and story telling.  After five years, he decided to close the physical space and concentrate on just his own work.

"Being both a potter and painter and galley owner,  I try to bring the same approach to everything.  My pottery reflects my paintings as it reflects my choice in work to display.  My palette remains subdued in a certain aspect as I lived in a world of grey for many years.  However I feel most comfortable in that world."

  


Michael Henry

Henry is a graduate of the University of Denver with a degree in Mass Communications and Fine Art. He has continued his studies in drawing and painting at Art Students’ League of Denver, The Cooper Union, New York and New York Academy of Art. His work has been exhibited at Gallery Revel, New York, St. Francis of Paola Parish, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, Bev’s Fine Art, Raleigh, North Carolina, Pocono Lake Preserve, Pennsylvania, Ghost Ranch, Abiqui, New Mexico, Corinne Robbins Gallery, Brooklyn, Pippin/Meikle Fine Art, Santa Fe, Barbara Meikle Gallery, Santa Fe, Lake Naomi/Timber Trails, Pocono Pines, Pennsylvania, mdh fine arts, New York and now Crosstown Grille, Peachtree City, Georgia.

"My landscapes are simple scenes; familiar places painted without any hidden messages. That simplicity is what I want the viewer to find in my work.  My paintings are my attempt at creating a window to a place I would like to be, and hopefully the viewer feels the same way.”

His interest in classical painting has brought new subjects to his work, as he recently has ventured into equine and other animal compositions.


Michael Henry

Henry is a graduate of the University of Denver with a degree in Mass Communications and Fine Art. He has continued his studies in drawing and painting at Art Students’ League of Denver, The Cooper Union, New York and New York Academy of Art. His work has been exhibited at Gallery Revel, New York, St. Francis of Paola Parish, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, Bev’s Fine Art, Raleigh, North Carolina, Pocono Lake Preserve, Pennsylvania, Ghost Ranch, Abiqui, New Mexico, Corinne Robbins Gallery, Brooklyn, Pippin/Meikle Fine Art, Santa Fe, Barbara Meikle Gallery, Santa Fe, Lake Naomi/Timber Trails, Pocono Pines, Pennsylvania, mdh fine arts, New York and now Crosstown Grille, Peachtree City, Georgia.

"My landscapes are simple scenes; familiar places painted without any hidden messages. That simplicity is what I want the viewer to find in my work.  My paintings are my attempt at creating a window to a place I would like to be, and hopefully the viewer feels the same way.”

His interest in classical painting has brought new subjects to his work, as he recently has ventured into equine and other animal compositions.