Kate Bush Art by Joe Hendry


Joe Hendry: “Painting kate Bush, it has to be said, for me is a similar experience to painting Debbie Harry. I completely lose myself whilst I am painting and usually listen to the music of the subject of the painting.

This celebrity art is oil on board and I became quite obsessive in my approach to painting this portrait of Kate. I wanted to keep smoothing it out and making the face as slick as possible. The odd thing was, as I was listening to her song “An Architect’s Dream” (which features Rolf Harris no less), the line about her favourite piece being the mistake in the artist’s work. At that point I decided that this portrait was perfect …”

Read the full article and comments here

About Peter

My Kate CV: Kate fan since 1978. Saw Tour of Life at the London Palladium 1979. Went to first KBC Convention 1980. Founded Homeground with Dave 1982. Worked on 1985, 1990, and 1994 Kate Bush Conventions, and the 1986 Video Party with Dave, Lisa of KBC and Krys. Appeared in videos for The Big Sky and Experiment IV. Wrote Introduction, Chronology and Discography for EMI Music Publishing's 1987 "Kate Bush Complete". Wrote the sleeve note for the remastered 1998 reissue of "Hounds of Love". Invited to write sleeve notes for other reissues which never happened. My other CV: born 1955 in Bermondsey London, educated at Galleywall Primary, Walworth Comprehensive, and London School of Economics BSc(Econ)(Hon) 1976. Currently an Officer of the Crown Court determining legal costs in crminal cases. Met Krys in 1982 through Homeground, we were engaged on Glastonbury Tor on Kate's birthday in 1983, and married in November 1984.
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7 Responses to Kate Bush Art by Joe Hendry

  1. Tristan says:

    Yikes! Look like there is a problem on this guy’s website! Maybe it’s just my computer- but apparently you’ve been “hacked”.

  2. Lisa says:

    I love the stuff on his website, it’s the type of style I like to paint in myself – the Madonna one is great and I like the ‘female art’.

  3. Joe Hendry says:

    Thanks for the kind comments on my artwork and apologies for all the link problems. My website was indeed hacked last week but is being rebuilt wih Kate in prominent position.

    Best Regards

    Joe Hendry

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