Henry Coe is a landscape painter who works in oil on a large and small scale. He prefers to work outside on the site of his subject matter. He paints primarily in the Mid - Atlantic region, Maine, and France.
Henry Coe’s luminous, realistically rendered landscape paintings depict the secluded spaces of small-town America, capturing the mundane and the sublime alike. Focused views of train yards and crop fields are combined with sweeping vistas of lush forests and cloud-studded skies, evoking nostalgia for a simpler time when nature provided both sustenance and entertainment. Coe’s paintings of pastoral and agricultural environments recall the work of John Constable and J. M. W. Turner, the seminal 19th-century British landscape painters.