Silky flowers spring from CJ Hendry’s enormous hyper-realistic colored pencil drawings


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July 26, 2021

Grace Ebert

“Red Poppy”, 45 x 45 inches. All images © CJ Hendry, shared with permission

Previously drawing giant strokes of oil paint and fruits, fish and other edibles with remarkable depth and detail, the Australian artist CJ Hendry focuses on the silky soft petals of peonies, roses and tulips. She uses colored pencils to render individual flowers and small bouquets on an immense scale, magnifying their thin layers and sticky internal organs. Hyper-realistic designs enhance the dimension and delicacy of each flower as they appear to bloom from the paper in exquisite detail.

Hendry lives in Brooklyn and is working on similar botanical pieces for an upcoming exhibit at a dilapidated church in Mile End. While waiting for that show in London, follow her works and keep an eye out for limited editions of her instagram.

“Peony Peeping”, 65 x 65 inches

Detail of “Red Poppy”, 45 x 45 inches

“Fluffy Pink Peony”, 45 x 45 inches

Detail of “Pink Fluffy Peony”, 45 x 45 inches

Detail of “Light Peach Rose”, 41 x 41 inches

“Light peach pink”, 41 x 41 inches

“White Peony”, 45 x 45 inches

Detail of “White Poking Peony”, 41 x 41 inches

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