Henry Callahan Statement

Early experiences inspired my lifelong interest in nature – color, forms, and
textures – and nature continues to influence my art. The paintings are created
using a variety of materials and embody tones and layers, resulting in tactile,
energy infused surfaces. They are worked and re-worked, adding layers until
many times they are not what I could have predicted from the start. Risks anduncertainty are welcome, and I am open to all possibilities, changes and

The process of painting is physical, color relationships are dynamic, and surface texture creates excitement. Canvases transform intuitively to incorporate nature and the environment, evident throughout these expressionist paintings.