Henry Finney

Henry Finney

Wirral, Merseyside, United Kingdom

About Henry Finney

Having graduated from Liverpool’s School of Art and Design with a degree in Fine Art, Henry has exhibited work throughout the UK and had work published in print and online. Most of the subjects he selects are from reality, but are open to what imagination and paint can achieve in creating a sense of place.

Natural elements like trees or clouds are opportunities to push the limits of colour, form and light, with people and buildings being nestled amongst them. The intention is to skew the reality slightly, just like visiting a familiar place in a dream. Based in Merseyside, UK, he will often draw inspiration from the people and places that are rooted in England’s North West.

Henry’s painting are attempts to create new worlds for the viewer to occupy. Having always imagined himself exploring paintings as a boy, he hopes to give the people the same opportunity in his work.


BA (Hons) Degree, Fine Art


8 DAYS A WEEK, December 2008, residency at The Bluecoat, Liverpool.

LIGHT NIGHT, June 2014, talk and presentation ‘Anything but Art’, The Royal Standard, Liverpool.

PAINT LIKE YOU MEAN IT, May 2014, Shortlisted in competition, Interview Room 11, Edinburgh.

AVERAGE ART MAGAZINE, July 2017 edition, artist page.

PAINTING OF THE DAY, August 2017, Contemporary British Painting (Twitter/Facebook).

DRAWING PAPER #1 (www.drawing-paper.tumblr.com), July 2010.


FRINGE ARTS BATH, May 2019, FaB, Bath

LIGHT NIGHT, May 2019, The Royal Standard, Liverpool

PILE-ON, February 2019, The Royal Standard, Liverpool

EXTRADOMESTIC (solo-show) July-September 2018, All The Shapes, Manchester

MUSEUM OF COLOUR May 2018, Goodstock, Manchester

WARRINGTON CONTEMPORARY ART FESTIVAL October 2015 Warrington Museum and Gallery, Warrington.

BAM BAM BAM January 2015, The Royal Standard, Liverpool.

SUBURBAN, November 2014, Northern Young Artists, Unit 9 Gallery, Huddersfield.

PAINT LIKE YOU MEAN IT May 2014, Interview Room 11, Edinburgh.

CONTEMPORARY PAINTING, August 2012, Bohemia Space, Liverpool.

FAVELA June 2012, The Royal Standard, Liverpool.

CONTEMPORARY DRAWING May-July 2011, Bohemia Space, Liverpool.

THE PAINTED ARTICLE March 2009, Headspace at Eggspace, Liverpool.

IN-LIMBO December 2008, The Bluecoat, Liverpool.

RE-GEN June 2008, various locations, Liverpool.

PRINCE’S DRAWING SCHOOL EXHIBITION June 2007, A-Foundation, Liverpool.

N-FUSED March 2007, 2a Mrytle Street Liverpool.