Turning Art Into A Career

Discovering a passion for art in her formative years, Teil Duncan Henley set off on what has amounted to a successful career. She discusses that journey and the fulfillment it has brought.

We've partnered with the Henleys — four-time PGA TOUR winner Russell Henley and renowned artist, entrepreneur and author Teil Duncan Henley. This inspiring couple continues sharing stories, whether that's from the golf course, the art studio or at home in Columbus, Georgia, where they live with their three children. Both are native Georgians who represent how ambition, dedication and a strong support system can result in success while also balancing some of life's challenges.

Mark Immelman's "On The Mark" podcast: Russell Henley's Practice Routine

Mark Immelman's "On The Mark" podcast: Russell Henley Interview

There's No Place Like Augusta in April

Taking Care of Family

Meet the Henleys

The Henleys and Their Careers

Celebrating National Small Women's Business Month

Performing Under Pressure

Pro Golf as a Profession

Russell is a Goofball


Q&A With Teil Duncan Henley: Growing Her Art into a Business

Published May 17, 2024

Synovus brand ambassador, Teil Duncan Henley, digs deep to talk about turning her art into a passion and a business — while remaining true to her roots.

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Q&A with the Henleys: Life Is About Fulfilling a Good Purpose

Published February 7, 2024

In this sit-down Q&A with both, the inspiring couple continues sharing their story, touching on myriad topics that mix lighter moments with more serious tones. In the end, the experiences have strengthened their resolve and motivations.

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Teil Duncan Henley: ‘I Have Learned to Not Be Afraid of Trying Something New’

Published October 6, 2023

With October marking National Women's Small Business Month, National Book Month and International Artist Day (October 25) what better subject to feature than Teil Duncan Henley? As a successful artist and author, Duncan Henley shares thoughts about her beginnings, how motherhood accentuated her creativity and much more.

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Through Golf, Henley Helps Raise Money for Charities

Published October 2, 2023

Nearly 400 golfers took part in this year’s Five Star Kevin Brown Russell Henley Celebrity Classic within the Macon, Georgia area for two days, raising more than $1.1 million.

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Looking To Tee It Up As A Hobby?

Published August 16, 2023

Synovus celebrates National Golf Day and National Golf Month by introducing the necessities and costs to take up the game.

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Balancing Life as a Pro Golfer

Published June 20, 2023

Synovus brand ambassadors Russell Henley and Teil Duncan Henley have grown their respective careers, bounced ideas off each other, and balanced it all while raising a family.

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Teil Duncan Henley

Birthplace: Columbus, Georgia
Residence: Columbus, Georgia
Family: Husband, Russell, and three children
Education: Auburn University
Instagram: @teilart
Website: teilduncan.com

Career: Fine art painter. According to Teil, she is inspired by light, movement, surprising color combinations, social interaction, and patterns. Her goal is to infuse these elements and form abstracted, pixilated compositions. No matter the subject, she strives to portray a balance of realism combined with loose abstraction, causing one to complement the other.
Fashion style: “Clean and comfy with an edge! I think because my studio is a mess, and my life is so fast paced with work, babies, and travel, I like to feel put together to counterbalance that.”
Favorite paint color: “Right now, washed indigo!”

Favorite Instagram account: “It’s close to impossible for me to choose a single favorite Instagram account. I love looking at Schumacher and all the beautifully designed rooms. I love Marysia Swim and her gorgeous branding. I also follow countless artists who blow me away on a daily basis.”

Teil’s textile and wallpaper line portrays the same bold colors found in her original paintings, while also bringing in neutral elements that pair well with the home you’ve already created. Whether enveloping you in a room or acting as a pop of color, we hope you find a pattern that speaks to you and makes you feel at home.

Check out Teil's new line of textiles and wallpaper, released on March 1.

Russell Henley

Birthplace: Macon, Georgia
Residence: Columbus, Georgia
Family: Wife, Teil, and three children
Education: University of Georgia (2011, Consumer Economics)

Career: Golf professional since 2011 and on the PGA TOUR; participated in the Masters Tournament, U.S. Open Championship, and PGA Championship
Practices golf in: Columbus, Georgia
Interests: An avid guitar player, Russell has played onstage with O.A.R. and Darius Rucker at PGA Tour events. His superstitions include never talking about a score in an upcoming round. His bucket list includes skydiving, visiting Italy, and winning the Masters. He also recently started deer hunting.

Other: He established the Five Star Kevin Brown Russell Henley Celebrity Classic, an event that raises money for the Rescue Mission of Middle Georgia, Macon Volunteer Clinic, and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

Russell Henley’s 2024 PGA Tour Schedule

RSM Classic
St. Simons Island, Ga.
Result: T13 (17-under 265)

Grand Thornton Invitational
Plantation Course at Kapalua
Naples, Fla.
Result: Team Mel Reid / Russell Henley
13th (16-under 200)

The Sentry
Plantation Course at Kapalua
Maui, Hawaii
Result: T52 (11-under 281)

Sony Open in Hawaii
Waialae Country Club
Honolulu, Hawaii
Result: T4 (16-under 264)

AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am
Pebble Beach G.L, Spyglass Hill G.C
Pebble Beach, Calif.
Result: T58 (3-under 213)

The Genesis Invitational
The Riviera Club
Pacific Palisades, Calif.
Result: T24 (5-under 279)

Cognizant Classic
in the Palm Beaches

PGA National Members Club
Palm Beach, Fla.
Result: T41 (7-under 277)

Arnold Palmer Invitational Presented by Mastercard
Arnold Palmer’s Bay Hill Club & Lodge
Orlando, Fla.
Result: T4 (7-under 281)

The PLAYERS Championship
TPC Sawgrass
Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla
Result: Missed Cut (plus-2 146)

Valero Texas Open
TPC San Antonio
San Antonio, Texas
Result: 4th (10-under 278)

Masters Tournament
Augusta National G.C.
Augusta, Ga.
Result: T38 (7-over 295)

RBC Heritage
Harbour Town G.L.
Hilton Head Island, S.C.
Result: T12 (11-under 273)

Wells Fargo Championship
Quail Hollow Club
Charlotte, N.C
Result: T10 (3-under 281)

PGA Championship
Valhalla G.C.
Louisville, Ky.
Result: T23 (10-under 274)

The Memorial Tournament
Muirfield Village G.C.
Dublin, Ohio
Result: T27 (5-over 293)

U.S. Open
Pinehurst Resort & C.C.
(Course No. 2)
Village of Pinehurst, N.C.
Result: T7 (1-under 279)

Travelers Championship
TPC River Highlands
Cromwell, Conn.
Result: T48 (5-under 275)

The British Open
Royal Troon
Troon, S. Ayrshire, Scotland
July 18-21

Wyndham Championship
Sedgefield C.C.
Greensboro, N.C.
Aug. 8-11