Henry Gibbons Guy

  • Faculty
  • Alumni, 2005


Henry Gibbons Guy is an alumnus of The Drawing Year, having previously studied Fine Art at Glashow School of Art. He was Print Room Technician at the Royal Drawing School for two years, and Lead Tutor for The Drawing Clubs for two years. He continues to teach on The Drawing Clubs and at Central St Martins as well as at the Royal Drawing School Shoreditch and Drawing School Central. Henry was a recipient of The Ruth Davidson Memorial Award and the Richard Ford Award, and has spent much time painting in France and Spain. He exhibits regularly in London, and most recently in Spain.

On drawing

My drawings are a way to meet many needs: to hold on to something I might lose, to comprehend an unfamiliar motif, to clarify a dialogue within my painting. More often than not the act of drawing is inspirational, usually full of urgency. They often suggest paintings that might never happen (but one lives in hope). 

Henry Gibbons Guy