Seattle Art: Henry Murals

Henry (full name Ryan Henry Ward) has been brightening up our city since 2008. How so? With quirky, whimsical murals depicting fantasy characters and wide eyed creatures on colorful backdrops all over the walls of Seattle. He has over 200 murals painted on various surfaces around town and unlike many street artists he always works under the permission of the owner of the wall.

 Elephants found at Value Village at  8532 15th Ave. NW

Elephants found at Value Village at 8532 15th Ave. NW

  Camel found at Value Village at   8532 15th Ave. NW

Camel found at Value Village at 8532 15th Ave. NW

  Space Lizard found in a residential alley at 8016 20th Ave. NW

Space Lizard found in a residential alley at 8016 20th Ave. NW

 If you are trying to find the deeper meaning behind his art you don't have to. This isn't Banksy trying to make you question the decency of humans, Ward stated in a Seattle Pi Interview

"My message is cheerfulness and brightness," Ward said, "and encouraging a fun-loving spirit."

Which is definitely a message we can get behind!

 Walrus on a bike found at  8th Ave NW and NW 67th St.

Walrus on a bike found at 8th Ave NW and NW 67th St.

 Double camel found on 8th Ave NW

Double camel found on 8th Ave NW

You have probably seen a Henry Mural if you have explored the city much and you might not have known it was one of many created by Henry and if you haven't seen these works of art in person yet, we found a handy-dandy map to start you on your journey!  

HENRY MURAL MAP

While the map is not a complete list, it is a good starting point. We have discovered some of the murals listed on the map have been painted over (sad face), but don't worry the majority are still around!

Interested in buying his art? You can find out more on his website here.

 Tree gnome found at  7010 8th Ave

Tree gnome found at 7010 8th Ave

 Sasquatch found on Fremont Ave. N.

Sasquatch found on Fremont Ave. N.

 Flower details at the Value Village mural

Flower details at the Value Village mural

 You'll know it's a Henry artwork by his signature

You'll know it's a Henry artwork by his signature