About the Artist 2014
My name is Eric Henshall and my cat is Swivel.
I am a Melbourne-based artist.
I have been painting full-time since 2002, though of course I've been painting and making arty-things since I was a babe in swaddling-clothes.
I have been, on the side lines, working on an old-fashioned point-and-click adventure game for the PC over the past three years (egads!). The first part is very, very nearly finished. It has been a steep learning curve as it has involved - besides all the painting and animating - learning the rudiments of coding, but once finished one will be able to walk around animated versions of my paintings.
I make my own clothes, as I have a penchant for waistcoats and very high waitlines.
I've never really grown out of my nerdy youth and more often than I should really confess, I can be found throwing handfuls of strangely shaped dice around and pretending to slay dragons.
I still like to dance and I have not spun anybody off a balcony in quite a few years now.
Painting is fun!
ERIC HENSHALL, late (very late) 2014.