Clyde Valley

Sleeping Giant 2 – was the second in a series of acrylic paintings – this one having a darker emotional tone and taken and the view of the “giant” is from a slightly different perspective.

 

ORIGINAL ARTWORK SOLD

Glasgow Artists

Glasgow Artist Joe Hendry

Glasgow Artists – Glasgow Boys & Girls

Glasgow artists come in a great variety. From the well known, working from large scale studios .This includes such as Peter Howson and Ken Currie.  To the many who are unknown, just emerging or working from their kitchen. To every degree in between.

Glasgow artists have long had a reputation for producing quality artwork. Possibly at it’s peak at the turn of the 19th Century with the original Glasgow Boys. There was a second wave of Glasgow artists known as the New Glasgow Boys. This was around 1980.

Glasgow is famed for a spectrum of reasons. From its’ “No Mean City” persona to it’s “City Of Culture” year. It has much to offer the art collector. From it’s small privately run galleries to the magnificent Kelvingrove Museum and Art Gallery. This is at the door to the City’s West End.

WASPS Artists’ Studios

There are various artist’s studios throughout Glasgow. The largest of these is the WASPS organisation. WASPS Artists studios house hundreds of artists throughout the city. These studios are in various different buildings including the new flagship. The Briggait. It’s largest collection of Glasgow artists is at Hanson Street, near Glasgow Royal Infirmary.

Known as The WASPS Factory, this former Tobacco Factory is home to ceramic artists, potters, painters, photographers, textile designers and glass artists.  The studios open on certain days throughout the year to the public for exhibitions and events. However, many artists also welcome visitors into their studio for private views.

This is a fantastic way to see artwork in progress. Also to speak to artists about their work. Contacting an artist is easy. Many have their own websites with contact information. You can email or telephone them directly.


Amongst the stable of WASPS Glasgow artists is Joe Hendry. Joe welcomes visitors to his studio by appointment . Please see the contact section in the directory of this website.

nude girl reclining

Scottish Landscape artist Joe Hendry

Glasgow Artist Joe Hendry

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Glasgow Artist Frank To

Artists In Glasgow In Various Styles

Artists can be funny people – believe me, I’ve met some real odd ones in my time! And I’ve met some odd artists in Glasgow. We are meant to be an odd lot though are we not? On the whole though, I have found most other artist’s to be supportive and over the past few years I have got to know some really decentGlasgow artists, some of whom have really helped me in my painting career.

Now and again i like to buy the work of another artist. At the moment hanging in my home I have a Daniel Campbell original watercolour which I love. It was painted around 1996. Another Glasgow artist: there is also a Gillian Orr painting hanging on the wall. Gill is larger than life and some of her paintings are simply wild. I love them and as I paint, there is a very dramatic lady angel, a figment of Gillian Orr’s brain looking over me. There are a couple of Jonathan Meuli’s hanging in the hall. Jonathan is a gem of a guy and a great painter. There is something so spontaneous about his art and he can even make a high rise block of flats look good enough to hang on your wall.

There is also a wonderful Maureen Rocks-Moore  “wee dug” on the wall. Moe is a sensitive soul whose paintings vary from landscape to figurative with a nod to art deco on the way.

Gift Art

It’s even better owning an original when it’s swapped or gifted and I was over the moon when Frank To gave me one of his new original artworks tonight. I got a sneak preview of Frank’s new work for his upcoming show in April in Edinburgh last week. Fascinating stuff and I said to Frank how much I liked some of the new art he was working on. I really didn’t expect him to gift me an original to add to my own personal Glasgow artists gallery though. So, thank you Frank – I will be heading to the framers soon.

Frank To’s Plague Doctor exhibition, “The Human Condition” runs until the end of April at the Leith Gallery in Edinburgh.

Artists In Glasgow & The Southside Festival

Glasgow artists in jovial mood: what’s this? The shot above was taken as I delivered some artwork to the “It’s All Around You” art exhibition which is part of the Southside Festival in Glasgow this year.

Southside Festival Glasgow

As part of the Parade Artists group, we are taking part in this event. It is a pop-up art event and is being held in two disused shop units. I was a bit apprehensive when I heard where the venue was but I have to be honest and say what a great job the organisers have done. They have spruced the units up and they look great. It should be a really interesting art exhibition with a host of Glasgow artists including Peter Howson, fresh from his successful auction at McTears which raised nearly three hundred thousand pounds recently.

Glasgow Artist

Artists In Glasgow. Pictured above is yours truly, Moira Buchanan (painter and felting) and Malcolm Dobson (ceramics).

The Road To Change

After the delivery, I spent a couple of hours with a different kind of Glasgow artists, actors Matthew McVarish and Tom Urie. They are great guys – full of ideas and so interesting. Tom plays a character in the TV show River City and has also worked on Holby and other TV programmes. He is also a fantastic singer/songwriter.

Matthew, also sings and he and Tom had an album called “Road To Balmaha” which featured one of my landscapes on the cover.

It had been a fun day away from the studio but it was quite humbling when I discovered more details of Matthew’s next project, The Road To Change. Matthew is walking 11000 miles around Europe to raise awareness of child sexual abuse. He has arranged all sorts of meetings along the way.

Matt has really educated himself on aspects of child abuse. Last year a play he wrote on the subject, “To Kill A Kelpie” was made into a film. Some of the things he told me made for uncomfortable listening but this is what he is all about: awareness. Hopefully with awareness will come the change that he is trying to encourage.

Find out all about The Road To Change Charity.

Merchant City Festival – Glasgows Best

Merchant Cty Festival

Merchant City Festival in Glasgow is, in my opinion one of the best events which takes place annually in Glasgow.  My favourite section of the City centre comes alive and suddenly feels a bit like Amsterdam or Barcelona.

This year was simply fantastic. All sorts of live music, street entertainers and stalls selling quality food and crafts. I was there with Parade Artists on  Saturday, we had taken over three “gazebos” at the edge of the city and it was fantastic to meet so many people. I only had prints on display as it didn’t seem like an appropriate venue for originals.

Virginia Gallery

Elsewhere in the City, thanks to the Virginia Gallery and the “Who’s For The Game” exhibition, two of my paintings were included in an art treasure hunt and made into posters which were displayed in various windows. It was nice to see my artwork getting a public airing in this way after missing out on a similar opportunity a couple of years ago.

Merchant City Festival Street Performers

Other Artists In Glasgow

Some of the other Merchant City Festival street events were really impressive. A “building” made from cardboard boxes appeared with the help of the public and some parcel tape and a group of surreal ‘nuns on wheel” seemed to be terrorising some of the visiting children.

So after a great weekend seeing all sorts of creativity, it’s back to the studio tomorrow all fired up and ready to go.

Glasgow portraits

Glasgow Artist Zodiac art

Glasgow Illustrator Joe Hendry

This page shows a small selection of artwork by Glasgow painter and illustrator Joe Hendry. It also includes selected posts from the archived Art Blog. Please use the navigation bar at the top to view more artwork

Glasgow Cathedral Art Prints

Glasgow Cathedral Art Print 2

Glasgow Cathedral Art Print No 3

Glasgow Cathedral Art Prints

Glasgow Cathedral art has been created by me a couple of times and you can read my thoughts about Glasgow Cathedral in the blog section of the website.At the end of 2011 I was commissioned to create a painting for St Kentigerns School in New Zealand.

Initially the brief was to paint using a colourful palette. This was changed and the pallette became more subdued (this painting is also illustrated on the website).

The feedback on the colourful painting received such a positive response that I have made it available as a print.

The painting progressed and was completed in more subdued tones and this Version, is available as a linited Edition print.

Glasgow Cathedral Art Print No 3 (Open Edition Print)

Hand signed art print by Joe Hendry.

Printed onto 300gsm Archival Fine Art paper.Giclee printed using HP VIVERA inks

which are pigment based waterproof archival and last up to 200 years.
In an off white hand-cut mount with backing.

Image size is 12 x 8 inches. Overall size of paper is A3 – ready for mounting and framing.

Please note that the art prints do not have a Joehendry.com watermark, this is simply for display on the web.

* Fine Art paper is archival quality 300gsm

* Paper is lignin and acid free

* Giclee printed using HP VIVERA inks which are pigment based waterproof archival and last up to 200years.

* Hand signed by the artist

* Delivered flat

* Comes in protective archival quality protective cellophane.

* Although usually much sooner, please allow up to 21 days for delivery.

* Postage & Packaging £4.95

Open Edition

£ 30.00 plus Postage & Packaging £4.95

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Glasgow Cathedral Art Print 2
Glasgow Cathedral Art Print 2

 

Glasgow Cathedral Art Print No 2 (Limited Edition Print)

Hand signed art print by Joe Hendry.

Limited Edition of 50 Prints

Printed onto 300gsm Archival Fine Art paper.Giclee printed using HP VIVERA inks

which are pigment based waterproof archival and last up to 200 years.
In an off white hand-cut mount with backing.

Image size is 12 x 8 inches. Overall size of paper is A3 – ready for mounting and framing.

Please note that the art prints do not have a Joehendry.com watermark, this is simply for display on the web.

* Fine Art paper is archival quality 300gsm

* Paper is lignin and acid free

* Giclee printed using HP VIVERA inks which are pigment based waterproof archival and last up to 200years.

* Hand signed by the artist

* Delivered flat

* Comes in protective archival quality protective cellophane.

* Although usually much sooner, please allow up to 21 days for delivery.

* Postage & Packaging £4.95

Open Edition

£ 65.00 plus Postage & Packaging £4.95

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Duke Of Wellington & Traffic Cone

Duke Of Wellington, Glasgow + Traffic Cone Hat

The Duke Of Wellington (& traffic cone!)

The Duke Of Wellington Statue in Glasgow’s Royal Exchange Square is my favourite city centre statue. He sums up the humour of the people of Glasgow and he has become an iconic part of city life.

This miniature canvas is hand painted in quality acrylic paint and is the same in every aspect to larger scale Joe Hendry original paintings – with the exception of the size.

Duke Statue with traffic cone
Miniature Glasgow Painting

 

Painting Dimensions: 8 x 8 inches (20 x 20 cm)
Medium: Acrylic on deep edged cotton box canvas

Original Glasgow Painting SOLD

Please enquire about commissions

 

 

Glasgow Art Galleries

Glasgow Art Gallery

Glasgow Art Galleries-Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum

Glasgow art galleries come and go but the Kelvingrove, as it’s known is destined to always be there. This drawing, entitled “Allison & The Bishop” was created in 1984. At my first week studying Interior Design at college, our lecturer, the Glasgow Artist George Devlin set a project where we had to spend two weeks at Glasgow’s Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum sketching. It seemed like an odd start to a four year college course but 2 weeks were duly spent at Kelvingrove.

One day I was joined by my long time friend, who I sketched sitting on the wall next to the Bishop Statue at the rear of the building.

Looking at this drawing now, I think I was more adept with a simple pencil than I realised and i don’t know if I would have the patience a quarter of a century later to draw this way.

As far as Glasgow art galleries go, is Glasgow’s top attraction and a favourite haunt of mine to this day. I still think of this drawing every time I visit.

Drawing Dimensions: A4
Medium: Graphite on paper

Original Artwork Sold

 

 

Glasgow Clydeside Paintings

Glasgow Clyde Art

River Clyde, Armadillo & Finnieston Crane

“Clydeside 2” was painted directly following it’s sister painting “Clydeside” in a slightly different colourway. (This first painting is also available as a Lts Edition Print, please see the red Featured Prints tab, above right).

Having lived directly on the Clyde for a few years, I really grew to love this view. It was industrial and dramatic and the showstopper was when the Waverley paddlesteammer would sail past my window on it’s way down the Clyde”. The Clyde has transformed completely over the past few decades and with all the shipyards more or less gone, the Finnieston Crane and the Titan crane stand as monuments to what went before.

The new architecture of the “Armadillo” theatre and on the south ban of the Clyde, the Science museum, sit really well with these giants from past times.

I still love to visit this area and I am sure I will paint it again.

Painting Dimensions: 36 x 36 inches
Medium: Acrylic

Original Artwork Sold, Commission Enquiries Welcomed

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Highly Collectible Limited Edition Prints of Only 50 Available

Glasgow Clyde Art Print
Glasgow Clyde Art Print

Limited Edition Glasgow Clydeside Art Prints

Hand signed and numbered art print by Joe Hendry.

Printed onto 300gsm Archival Fine Art paper.Giclee printed using HP VIVERA inks which are pigment based waterproof archival and last up to 200years.
In an off white hand-cut mount with backing.

Rectangularimage size is 12 x 8 inches. Overall size of mount is approx 49cm x 37.5 cm (19 x 15 inches)
Square image size is 9″ x 9 ” image. Overall size of mount is approx 19 x 19 inches.

Please note that the art prints do not have a Joehendry.com watermark, this is simply for display on the web.

* Mount is acid free archival quality
* Complete with signed and numbered Certificate Of Authenticity
* Fine Art paper is archival quality 300gsm
* Paper is lignin and acid free
* Giclee printed using HP VIVERA inks which are pigment based waterproof archival and last up to 200years.
* Hand signed and numbered by the artist
* Delivered flat
* Comes in protective archival quality protective cellophane.
* Although usually much sooner, please allow up to 21 days for delivery.
* Postage & Packaging £4.95

LIMITED EDITION OF ONLY 50

£ 65.00 plus Postage & Packaging £4.95

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