Utah-based oil and acrylic artist Cary Henrie has been showing at the Celebration of Fine Art for eight years. But even as a familiar face to visitors, certain elements of his work, which he describes as contemporary frescoes, remain mysterious.
Specifically, Cary has a marvelous ability to capture the passage of time. He’s enamored by the signs of an era, including Italian walls, the rusting metals of the West, crackling sandstone, and old photographs. His skilled incorporation of light evokes memories from even the most casual observer. It’s common for visitors to stare into his paintings, like windows of calm, trying to place whether they’ve been there before. Many of his pieces even incorporate classical symbols and nod to world travel and art history.
Years of process and experimentation have made Cary an expert in capturing the feeling of the past, but that doesn’t mean he isn’t looking ahead and evolving. Having been a professional artist since he was a teen, Cary learned to observe changing tastes and trends in not just art, but also similarly aligned fields like interior design. In fact, seeing more modern homes with clean and bright furnishings inspired his latest technique.
“I call it ‘HyperModern,’” Cary said. “It’s laser cut aluminum and glass. It’s really interesting and has had a great response!”
Feedback on his art is one of the aspects Cary appreciates most about the Celebration of Fine Art. He has no interest in painting the same things over and again. Luckily, being surrounded by fellow artists and meeting new people every day allows him to explore his future works as well.
Get to Know Cary Henrie:
Favorite artist? Leonardo DaVinci
Music/Musician that inspires you? Ambient music
Favorite place to travel? Bali
Favorite Quote/Mantra? “All things are possible.”
If you weren’t an artist, what do you think you’d be doing? Surfing