Henry Fernandes is an accomplished animation designer and illustrator. He has worked in advertising and publishing, as well as being co owner of an animation company in New York City. For ten years he wrote, designed and produced animated spots for 'Sesame Street' and 'The Electric Co.'. His work in animation won him 'The Golden Lion' award at the Cannes Film Festival, and one of his animated file spots is part of the film library at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

In recent years, working out of his lakeside studio, Henry has turned his talents towards painting. Perhaps the most compelling aspect of his work is that so much of it deals with his particular view of the world and his personal experiences, both as an adult and as a child growing up in Spanish Harlem.