Glen Hendrix is a designer of industrial equipment by day and at night, fine-art painter of abstract images. He lives in Houston with his wife, Sharon, and a 'herd' of cats.
Of himself, the artist says: “While studying art at the Northwood Institute in Dallas, Robert 'Big Daddy' Wade imparted to me an appreciation and love for abstract art that still influences my work today. My work is the implementation of painting processes that I 'invent'. Different processes result in different looks. When I find a process that satisfies my personal aesthetic, I tend to explore it by producing a number of pieces. . . Abstract art, to me, is a more directly natural style of painting. The emphasis is not on duplicating or interpreting a scene from nature but of creating from scratch a view of the elements that make up that visual nature – form, texture, contrast and color. Guided by my emotions and personal aesthetic, the techniques I use may be unconventional but the paint and other materials react in perfectly natural ways. The paintings serve to point out these natural phenomenon.”
Hendrix has “bunched” paintings of like origins and processes in named series. Several of those series are represented here at Thornwood Gallery and show a wide range of techniques. These paintings are primarily from the Brite, Circuit or Vapor series.