Mesa, AZ | harperhenry.com
Harper Henry is a contemporary Western artist creating vibrant, abstract-realistic paintings focused mainly on horses, Native Americans, and cowboys. Born in Idaho in 1966, Harper has always had an undying love for the American West.
After receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Illustration, she began a successful career in the world of commercial advertising. Thirty years later, she resigned and moved to Arizona to pursue painting full-time. Her work now resides in galleries and private collections throughout the country, Canada, and Australia.
Harper’s work is a unique fusion of two contradictory art styles: abstract and realism, inspired by the great works of John Singer Sargent, Nicolai Fechin, and Oleg Stavrowsky. With each new piece she tries to push artistic boundaries by finding new ways to look at classic subject matter and playing with styles that seemingly cause past and present to collide. She employs bold brushwork to evoke a sense of movement or reemergence.