R. Duane Hendricks has been painting since the 1980s, studying
privately, participating in workshops, and learning from the paintings of many Canadian and international artists. He works primarily in pastels and acrylics.
R. Duane Hendricks
… is involved in many facets of
the Fine Arts, believing that the
creative process is one of the most
important aspects of our humanity.
as an artist . . .
he paints in pastels and watermedia deriving inspiration and subject matter from natural things, then,
adding his personal sense of colour, he creates paintings of
richness and depth.
as a composer . . .
he concentrates mainly on the brass, percussion, and woodwind instruments, utilizing the unlimited combinations of instrumental colours, along with the
exploration of melodic, harmonic and rhythmic musical ideas.
as a performer . . .
he is a conductor, trombonist and pianist,
constantly striving to bring life to the compositions of others as well as to his own.
as a teacher . . .
he works with people of all ages, certain that each person has the potential to be an enthusiastic, knowledgeable and proficient participant in one or more artistic activities as a vital part of a full and rich life.
Hiking and canoeing puts him in close contact with the outdoors and the many painting possibilities in nature.
He has exhibited with Collectors Gallery of Fine Art (Calgary AB), the Federation of Canadian Artists, Gibson’s Fine Art (Calgary AB), Heron Bay Gallery (Shediac NB), the Leighton Centre (Calgary AB), and the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies (Banff AB). He is member of Pastel Artists Canada and Interpretations Artists Association.
In addition to Art, Mr. Hendricks holds Bachelors and Masters degrees
in Music and Education, and has taught for more than 35 years in
schools, universities, and privately. He plays the trombone and piano,
conducts, and composes. He has appeared with Altius Brass, Bits of
Brass Calgary Concert Band, Calgary Wind Orchestra, CBC, Okanagan
Symphony Orchestra, Victor Davies, Skitch Henderson, Ice Capades, RCMP
Musical Ride, Ringling Brothers Circus Band, Rocky Mountain Concert
Band, Camrose Lutheran College Wind Ensemble, high school bands,
various pit orchestras and show bands, the Blue Monks, Foothills Big
Band, Margaret Christl, Joan MacIsaac, Michael Mitchell, and more.
He teaches/conducts several workshops each year in Art and in Music,
and has a private teaching studio in Calgary.