David Henry, born in Winnipeg in 1959, was raised in a creative family to be an artist.
David often leaves underpainted layers showing to reveal the creative process, especially in his abstract pieces. David is currently doing a series of mother-and-child images, because, as he puts it, “the meaning of life is all about reproduction,” but also because he believes it is important to encourage men to see women as the powerful, life-giving, and nurturing creatures they are – not as sexual objects.
David says his own practice of art is full and joyous: engaged with the world around him and done with a sense of humour. “But,” he adds, “everyone is capable of doing art; nurturing creativity – in everyone – is essential to making the world better.”