Harper Henry is a contemporary western artist who lives and works from her studio in the heart of the Sonoran Desert in Arizona. Known for her vibrant abstract realism and bold brush work; she has been painting compelling images of horses and the American West for over twenty five years. Born in Idaho, she’s always had and undying love for the west.
After a long career as an art director in the world of commercial advertising, she is elated to devote herself full-time to painting. Harper has a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Illustration from Paier College of Art. Her work resides in galleries and private collections throughout the country, Canada, and Australia.
She attributes her unique painting approach to an interest in the fusion of two contradictory art styles. “With each new piece, I try to push my artistic boundaries. I have a deep appreciation for traditional and realistic painting styles, but I longed to create something that felt more alive and unexpected. I want to intrigue and beguile the viewer. This began my journey into exploring a relationship between realism and abstraction.”
She is represented by Mountain Trails Gallery Jackson, WY and Park City, UT, Terakedis Fine Art & Jewelry Billings, MT, and Masterpiece Gallery Santa Fe, NM
She has exhibited her work at 2019 Miniatures By The Lake, Coeur d’Alene Galleries, Coeur d’Alene, ID, 2019 Hold Your Horses, Phippen Museum, Prescott, AZ, 2019 The West In Her Eyes, Terakedis Fine Art, Billings, MT, 2019 North By Northwest, Yellowstone Art Museum, Billings, MT, 2019 Cowgirl Up!, Desert Caballeros Western Museum, Wickenburg, AZ, 2018 Yellowstone Art Museum, 51st Annual Art Auction, Billings, MT, 2018 12 Squared Holiday Show, Terakedis Fine Art, Billings, MT, and 2018 The West In Her Eyes, Terakedis Fine Art, Billings, MT
Her work has been published in Western Art Collector, “Hold Your Horse” Aug. 2019, Forbes, “Women Of Western Art” article Mar. 2019, Art Of The West, Guidebook, Jan. 2019, and Western Art Collector, “Cowgirl Up!” Mar. 2019