Renowned artist Maurice Henderson has died, aged 73
Skibbereen, West Cork, IRELAND, September 5, 2017
Maurice Henderson passed away unexpectedly in Cork Hospital on August 30th, 2017. He was 73 years old.
Maurice was a celebrated painter, best known for his vibrant use of colour with oil-on-canvas florals, and landscapes of the Wild Atlantic Way. Inspired by the rugged natural beauty of the South-West Coast of Ireland, Maurice's works have been regularly exhibited in Cork and Dublin since the early 1980’s.
Maurice was born in England in 1944. He studied art and education at Farnam Art school and Goldsmiths Art College, London. He moved to West Cork in the early 70’s where he painted, inspired hipsters and raised a son. He focused his art on his most beloved themes: wildflowers, gardens, and the flowering shrubs in his own garden.
In more recent years, Maurice also developed a keen interest in Islamic art and architecture through extensive travel in Turkey, Syria and Egypt.
In 2014 he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease. After some years of ill health, he made a fantastic recovery under the care of the Skibbereen Residential Care Centre, where he rediscovered the joy of painting.
Maurice is survived by his son Orion, two grandchildren, and his sister Beverley Fry.