Andrea H. Hennings


“I was born in Koblenz, Germany in 1963, currently living and working in Greensboro, NC.
Drawing and painting has been my passion since early childhood. Animals – especially
horses – were the favorite subjects of my drawings and still are to this day. I am constantly
seeking to capture their essence. Mostly self-taught, but inspired and supported by my
likewise artistically talented father, I developed my realistic style, preferably expressed
through acrylic and oil on canvas or other media.

Rather than just capturing beauty, I try to find motifs that showcase a uniqueness in
composure and facial expression of an animal. To that end, whenever I am outside, I carry my
camera with me, as the right opportunity might present itself in situations least expected.
While I do sometimes work with commissioned pictures, using my own reference photos
allows me not only to retain the subject’s individuality, but include my personal impression.
Since I’m mostly drawn to their expression, their eyes or the moment, experimenting with
different media comes with the subject. Acrylic and oil are my preferred choices, but I love to
find other ways to deepen the impact ‘my’ animal has on the viewer. Moreover, drawing
sketches and therefore monochrome pictures have led me to use scratch boards or simply a
very reduced palette of colors to achieve my goal.

Although I love all creatures great and small, my heart belongs the horse, which were always
somewhere close to me my whole life. Looking in the eyes of a horse touches my soul and I
can feel a connection to theirs. Each one is special and unique and I will always be inspired to
paint equines.”

Exhibitions (partly in Germany)
2011 Kunsthaus Reitbahn “Freiheit” – Ansbach, Germany
2011 Kunsthaus Reitbahn “Im Licht” – Ansbach, Germany
2012 Plassenburg, Juried Exhibition “Franconian Art Award” – Kulmbach, Germany
2012 Kunsthaus Reitbahn, Juried Exhibition “Ansbach Art Award” – Ansbach, Germany
2012 Kunsthaus Reitbahn “Ins Licht gerueckt” – Ansbach, Germany
2013 Kunsthaus Reitbahn “Ins Licht gerueckt” – Ansbach, Germany
2014 North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences “Horizons: Touching the Sky”- Raleigh, NC
2014 The Bascom Visual Arts Center “2014 Appalachian Pastel Society National Exhibition”
– Highlands, NC
2014 Semifinalist at the Greenhill “2015 US Figure Skating Championships Poster
Competition”, Greensboro, NC
2015 Art League of Cary “20th Annual Juried Exhibition” – Cary, NC
2015 Gallery West “In and Out of the Wild: Animals in Art”, Columbia, SC
2015 “The 4th Annual North Carolina Statewide Juried Pastel Exhibition” in Greensboro, NC
2015 See To Believe Gala at the Greensboro Science Center, NC
2015 NC Statewide Pastel Competition at “The Art Shop” Gallery in Greensboro, NC
2015 Mimosa House Annual Holiday Show, Greensboro, NC
2016 Ambleside Gallery “Pastel Society of NC, Winter Exhibition”, Greensboro, NC
2016 Gallery West “Equine Art: A Family Portrait”, Columbia, SC
2016 Ambleside Gallery “Saving Animals from Extinction”, Greensboro, NC
2016 Ambleside Gallery “Seven Artists”, Greensboro, NC
2016 Mimosa House Annual Holiday Show, Greensboro, NC
2017 Ambleside Gallery “Group Exhibition”, Greensboro, NC
2017 The Artery Gallery “Menagerie 2017”, Greensboro, NC
2017 Art League of Cary “22th Annual Juried Exhibition” – Cary, NC
2017 6th Annual North Carolina Statewide Pastel Juried Exhibition On Common Ground:
From the Mountains to the Sea, Charlotte, NC
2017 International Society of Acrylic Painters “8th International Open Online Exhibition”
2017 Center for Visual Artists “100 for 100”, Greensboro, NC
Several, mostly yearly (interruption through Covid) exhibitions at Ambleside Gallery and The
Artery Gallery in Greensboro, NC since today.
2019 American Academy of Equine Art Spring Online Showcase
Constantly exhibiting at the Ambleside Gallery in Greensboro, NC.
Solo Exhibitions
2012 Schloss Dietenhofen, Museum “With Camera And Brush”, with my husband –
Dietenhofen, Germany

2013 Pastel Guild of Europe, Monthly Member Competition of July “Summer, a Landscape” –
Honorable Mention
2013 Pastel Guild of Europe, Monthly Member Competition of October “Still Life – with metal
object” – Girault Award
2014 Appalachian Pastel Society National Exhibition in Highlands, NC -Honorable Mention
2017 Art League of Cary “22th Annual Juried Exhibition”, Cary, NC, USA -Honorable Mention
Several “Honorable Mention” at the Bold Brush Contests, one Award.

2012 Fraenkischer Anzeiger (German newspaper)
2018 featured in the Dec/Jan issue of the International Artist Magazine. “Expressing
Emotions” is an article in the “Master painter of the World”

Artwork to be Showcased