Cary Henrie: Mormon Artist
Cary Henrie is an artist who works with mixed media and eco-friendly materials. He is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Henrie was born in 1961 and reared in Utah. He studied at the Pratt Institute in New York City. He and his family lived in New York for ten years after his graduation. They then relocated to Bountiful, Utah.
His technique consists of layering his canvas and sanding, varnishing, molding, cracking, and removing layers of acrylic paint and plaster. His finishing glazes are in oil. In this way he achieves a feeling of texture and age. He has also developed eco-panels, which are a composite of recycled materials. He recently added a new semi-framed technique to his work.
An exhibition of his work, entitled “Life Vessels’’ opened in Sedona, Arizona, in October 2014. His work features authentically-harvested butterflies from South America and Southeast Asia mounted on birchwood sculptures.