Glasgow based artist, Joe Hendry began his professional life as an interior designer, having studied design in Glasgow for four years in the late eighties. Following a successful career in corporate interiors, Joe decided to concentrate on what he really loved and began painting full time in January 2005. The graphic element of Joe’s design background shows through in much of his work.
Since 2005 there have been many successes. Joe’s work was picked up early by a New York gallery curator and a buyer for Warner Brothers Studios in addition to being featured in the fifth anniversary “Blondie Review”.
As the year progressed Joe was approached by several publishers and in addition to having a range of sporting prints published, he has recently signed to a nationwide publisher who will have exclusive rights to selected Joe Hendry originals.
2005 also saw a contract being signed with Chaucer Press and in July of 2005, Joe’s piece “To Kiss Marilyn” not only appeared in the homage to Marilyn Monroe by Roger Taylor entitled “Marilyn In Art ”, but was chosen to promote the book on it’s release.
In August 2007, three Joe Hendry original paintings appeared in Mem Mehmet’s book “Diana In Art” which has been released internationally. Mem Mehmet also compiled the well received “Madonna In Art”. At it’s release, Joe was not painting but Mem has since purchased an original Madonna piece for his own private collection.
With regard to other events, Joe and fellow Scots artist Joe McLaughlin produced a calendar with photographer Adolfo Arino, a native of Miami, USA, with all proceeds going to Breast Cancer Research. The original canvasses were auctioned at a charity ball at Cameron House Hotel, Scotland in October 2006.
Working in two different styles, Joe has taken part in various exhibitions over the past two years:-
October 2005 Globe Gallery, Blackpool, England
November 2005 Pink Gallery, Helensburgh, Scotland
March 2006 Wasps Artists Exhibition, Glasgow, Scotland
May 2006 Pink Gallery, Helensburgh, Scotland
June 2006 Christo’s Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland
September 2006 WASPS Open Studios Weekend, Glasgow, Scotland
November 2006 Positive Pictures, Art De Caf, Glasgow, Scotland
January 2007 Independent Artists Exhibition, Nottingham, England
May 2007 Living The Dream, Solo Exhibition, Glasgow, Scotkand
July2007 Aspect Exhibition, Paisley Gallery, Scotland
September 2007 Kelvingrove Art Gallery Glasgow, Breast Cancer exhibition
October 2007 WASPS Open Studios Weekend, Glasgow, Scotland
October 2007 Germans In Mind, Chicago, USA
December 2007 Christmas Exhibition at the Park Gallery, Glasgow
December 2007 Medley Of Art Exhibition, Pink Gallery, Helensburgh