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Category Individual Artists
Name of Artist K. Henderson
Country United States
City weed
Artistic Styles Realism
Subject Areas Still Life, Trompe L'Oeil, Western
Art Media Oil paint
Artist's Website K. Henderson Art
Born in Oklahoma, K. Henderson now calls rural New Mexico home. Both locations have provided her with inspiration for her contemporary western themed paintings. She is known for her detailed oil painting of still lifes, American Indians, cowboys and horses.

K. Henderson has been showing her contemporary American Indian paintings in galleries, museums and juried shows for 3 decades. She began her
formal art training while still in high school in Tulsa.

She has attained national recognition with her work, has attracted a growing audience of collectors and has received numerous awards
including over 100 Best of Show and First place awards in national and international juried art shows.

Henderson photographs the models she uses for the paintings to get the lighting, expression and mood she wants. “My paintings are not intended
to be portraits. I use my models as a starting point. I combine features, exaggerating them and redefining them. My goal is to paint a strong emotion that captures the viewers imagination”

Henderson relies on her extensive library of books to add the clothing, regalia and artifacts in each painting.

The painting begins with a drawing on paper. When Henderson is satisfied with the composition, the drawing is transferred to the canvas. An
underpainting of raw umber is then created to define the lights and darks. After the underpainting has dried, several layers of colors are applied to complete the painting

She is a member of International Guild of Realism, Oil Painters of America and Signature Member of National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society