Harper Henry


Harper Henry is an award-winning artist creating vibrant, abstract-realistic paintings focused mainly on horses, animals and historical western figures. After receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Illustration, she went on to have a successful 30-year career as a Graphic Designer and Art Director in the world of commercial advertising. In 2016, she made the decision to resign and pursue painting full-time. Her work 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 classical subject matter. Experimenting with styles that seemingly cause past and present to collide. In many pieces, bold brushwork is employed to evoke a sense of movement or reemergence.Harper currently lives in Arizona and works out of her studio in the heart of the Sonoran Desert.

Mountain Trails Gallery Jackson, WY and Park City, UT
Standard Western Art Steamboat Springs, CO
The Marshall Gallery Scottsdale, AZ
Victory Contemporary Santa Fe, NM

Mountain Oyster Club Art Show, Tucson, AZ
AWAE (A Women’s Art Expo), The Marshall Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
Scottsdale Artwalk, The Marshall Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
Miniature Masterpiece Art Show & Sale, Phippen Museum, Prescott, AZ
Cowgirl Up!, Desert Caballeros Western Museum, Wickenburg, AZ
235 Smaller Works Show, FOR Fine Art, Whitefish, MT
Redefining Traditions – Abstract Realism in the West, Frame Of Reference Fine Art, Bigfork, MT
Small Works Great Wonders, National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, OK
March In Montana Auction, Great Falls, MT
Yellowstone Art Auction, Billings, MT
Miniatures By The Lake, Coeur d’Alene Galleries, Coeur d’Alene, ID
Hold Your Horses, Phippen Museum, Prescott, AZ

Southwest Art, “Going Home” Oct/Nov. 2022
Western Art Collector, “Art of the Horse” May 2022
Fine Art Connoisseur, “The Timeless Appeal of Horses” Apr. 2022
Southwest Art, “Cowgirl Up!” Feb/Mar. 2022
Sidelines, “Harper Henry – Bringing Abstract and Realism Together” Dec. 2021
Fine Art Connoisseur, “Go Wild” Oct. 2021
Southwest Art, “Cowgirl Up!” Mar. 2021
Fine Art Connoisseur, Mar. 2021
Western Art Collector, “Hold Your Horse” Aug. 2019
Forbes, “Women of Western Art” Mar. 2019
Art of the West, Guidebook, Jan. 2019
Western Art Collector, “Cowgirl Up!” Mar. 2019

2021 Cowgirl Up! Artist’s Choice Award, Desert Caballeros Western Museum
2021 Cowgirl Up! First Place, 2-D on Canvas Award, Desert Caballeros Western Museum
2020 Cowgirl Up! Artist’s Choice Award, Desert Caballeros Western Museum

Artwork to be Showcased