December 2015 - January 2016
Henry McGrane attended Dun Laoghaire College of Art and Design and began his career in 1989 with Don Bluth Animation. In 1995 he moved to the U.S. to work for 20th Century Fox Animation as a background artists. Henry returned to Ireland in 2000 to establish himself as a traditional artist and has had many successful exhibitions in galleries such as The Royal Hibernian Academy, The Solart Gallery, Corporations like Bank of Ireland. Allied Irish Bank, FBD and The Department of Agriculture collect his art and he has been commissioned to collectors throughout Europe and The United States. Henry’s virtuosity is evident in several genres, including landscapes, still life, figurative genre-scenes and portraiture. But perhaps landscape painting best reflects both his love of nature and his outstanding painterly skills. The latter is exemplified by his mastery of perspective, compositional structure and draughtsmanship - each of which would require its own in-depth article to explain and illustrate.