About

Statement

I am a contemporary painter and digital artist.
I was born in Berlin, Germany and when I was twelve, moved with my parents to Liberia, West Africa. After that I lived in Suriname, (South America), North America, Liberia again and finally England, over 25 years ago.
Many things inspire me –memories of houses and countries I’ve lived in, old photographs, nostalgic childhood pictures, the beauty I see around me, loss and sadness – in short, life.
My paintings and digital images also reflect my interest in colour, layers, texture and mark making. Colour is very important to me because it can so well describe a particular emotion.
My artwork is quite varied and often jumps between the abstract and the figurative - I like working in this way as I find it very liberating. In my digital art I fuse parts of my paintings and photographs and through juxtaposition create new and different meanings.
This process often has unexpected results and produces images which are new and exciting. For me, this process of exploring, experimenting and improvising is as satisfying as the end result.

Selected Highlights 2022

MAY - Freedom in Painting - 5 day course in Cornwall led by abstract painter Ashley Hanson
JUNE - "LANDLINES" -3 women Abstract Landscapes exhibition at the Collective Gallery in St Albans
July - Big Art Fair Hitchin
July - Featured in anniversary edition of the LandEscape Art Review with a 44-page article
Sep-Oct - OPEN STUDIO in my garden studio in St.Albans

Selected Exhibitions & Highlights 2017 – 2021

April/May 2021 - “Spring Back” Group exhibition at Nude Tin Can, St Albans
April 2021 - RBA-Mall Galleries-Live exhibition, my painting “Girl” selected
June/July 2021 - 3D Virtual Gallery with FLUX Review (4 paintings selected)
July/Sept 2021 - “Figurative Art Now” Online Exhibition (Federation of British Artists) My painting “The Red Road” was selected.
September 2021 - St Albans Museum – 3 of my paintings selected to show in the gallery for 1 month
November 2021 FLUX Exhibition at the Greenwich Peninsula Design District (5-27th November) www.fluxexhibition.com

January 2020 - Exhibition of 7 of my paintings at a private gallery, "Blickpunkt" in Berlin
January 2020 - Shortlisted for the Royal Society of British Artists Annual Show
March-August 2020 Online exhibition at St Albans Museum in conjunction with University of Hertfordshire www.stalbansmuseums.org.uk/explore/exhibitions/hertfordshire-open-2020
March 2020 - Monthly Exhibitions at the Wynd Gallery Letchworth wyndgallery.co.uk
September 2020 - HVA Open Studio (Online) www.hvaf.org.uk/galleries/henriette-jetty-busch
October 2020 - Q&A Online Interview with FLUX Magazine www.thefluxreview.com/henriette-busch-qa
December 2020 – March 2021 - Letchworth Open @ the Broadway Gallery www.broadway-letchworth.com/studio-gallery
December 2020 - ING Discerning Eye - Online Exhibition www.ingdeexhibition.org/exhibition
December 2020 - New Gallery space in Singapore artwallst.com/artist/henriette-busch

January - February 2019 - Nude or Fully Clothed Exhibition, Nude Tin Can Gallery, St.Albans
April 2019 - Hertford Open at Courtyard Arts, Hertford
May 2019 - Solo Show of my big abstracts at the Gatehouse Gallery in Harlow
May 2019 - “St. Albans Exposed” Exhibition at the Nude Tin Can Gallery St.Albans
July 2019  - Big Art Fair, Hitchin
September 2019 - OPEN STUDIO
October - December 2019 - Exhibition with the WYND Gallery in Letchworth

September 2018 - OPEN STUDIO My studio in St. Albans
September/October 2018 - “Art Below” Regent’s Park 24/9 for 4 Weeks
October  2018 - Anemoi Art, Brook St, London – Group Show

July 2017 - Herts Affordable Art Fair, Hitchin
August 2017 - Shortlisted for NOA - National Open Art Competition 2017
December 2017 - "Art Below" Los Angeles, Grand Union Station, from December 4th for 2 weeks

Publications:

  • Interview with Herts Visual Arts – Dec/January 2013-14 Newsletter
  • Flux Review Q & A – Online Interview – October 2020
  • Herts Visual Arts – Featured artist of the month – April 2021
  • The Flux Review Magazine Edition 6 – Art in Lockdown
  • Flux Exhibition November 2021 – Catalogue Feature
  • LandEscape Anniversary Edition July 2022 – featured with 44-page article

Education

  • 1994 – 1998: Extra Mural Courses in Life Drawing, Ceramics & Textile Design at the University of Hertfordshire
  • 1999 – 2000: Full time Access Course in Art & Design, University of Hertfordshire
  • 2000 – 2003: BA Fine Art Degree Course, University of Hertfordshire
  • May 2014: “Form & Abstraction”, St. Ives School of Painting, Cornwall
  • 2015 – to present: Life Drawing classes at The St. Albans Art Society
  • May 2022 - "Freedom in Painting" - 5-day course in Port Isaac, led by abstract painter Ashley Hanson

Memberships

  • Collective Gallery, St.Albans
  • Herts Visual Arts
  • St. Albans Art Society