Henry Vermillion

Ladies' Night at Harry's by Henry Vermillion
Henry Vermillion was born in El Paso, Texas, and studied drawing, biology and literature at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. He lived and worked in Raleigh, N.C. for 20 years; There he had many one person shows and awards in juried competitions, including the annual N.C. State Museum of Art show. In 1989, he was awarded the prestigious “Raleigh Medal of the Arts” by the City of Raleigh. He was art and theater critic for several Southeastern newspapers.

In 1991, he and his artist wife Britt Zaist moved to the old colonial town San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, where they co-founded Galeria Izamal, where he still shows. He has exhibited in galleries in Mexico City, Monterrey, and Puerto Vallarta. His work is in collections in the US, Mexico, Spain, France, and England.

He says “I believe it was Da Vinci who said ‘The supreme misfortune in art is when theory outstrips performance.’…In spite of the dominant trends in international art over the past 60 years, painting is far from dead. Each new painter has the opportunity and the obligation to re-invent painting, based on the lessons to be learned from past artists and from their own experience of life and of art. It’s a tough challenge, but worth the effort."