SEATTLE — Even if you haven't heard of Seattle artist Henry, chances are you'll recognize his paintings. His unique style and characters bring happiness to locals and tourists alike.
He has created thousands of canvases in his lifetime and you can find his murals throughout the city. But how did he narrow down all his work to 131 pieces for a book?
Although a difficult task for the artist, he stuck with the idea to create something that represented the moment we are living in right now. And “NOW” became the title of the book.
“There are a lot of feelings and emotions throughout the book," said Henry. "Basically anybody with a sense of humor will enjoy it."
Henry recently visited Occidental Square in downtown Seattle where he was live painting a canvas to donate to PAWS, a non-profit that helps homeless animals find homes. The canvas will be up for bid at PAWS Wild Night, a weeklong online auction on Oct. 3 followed by a live-streamed show on Oct. 9.
“One of the reasons I wanted to do this in Occidental Square is because there are people in this area that are living on the streets and I want them to have access to my work,” he said. “Everyone is worthy whether they have money or not.”
What means the most to Henry is seeing how his art can inspire people and help build bridge communication.
You can find "NOW" on Henry's website or at any stores that sell his products. For more info on PAWS Wild Night, visit their website.