Born in Brazil in 1960, Henderson’s artistic talent was clear from as early age, but a career as an artist was not something he could have dreamed of. Instead he entered the banking profession, continuing to paint as a hobby, until the mid 80s when he knew for certain that his place was in the arts. He moved to London to study painting and has never looked back: his works are regularly displayed in international galleries and art fairs and, when he is not traveling, he works in his studio by the Thames.
A truly global citizen, Henderson has spent time in Europe, Australia and his native South America. Despite his love of the ocean, he is a city-dweller at heart and this is reflected in his choice of subject matter. Working in acrylic, oil and watercolour on canvas, Henderson’s trademark palette utilises cool, soft tones to convey the diversity of urban life. From New York to Paris and from London to Venice he has formed an intense and affectionate relationship with these bustling cities and the people that inhabit them.
“I love the effect that weather has on the urban landscape and have a particular fondness for rain. Not only does it cast interesting shadows and reflections on the slick sidewalks, but it also dictates the stance of the figures. Their slightly defensive postures and hunched shoulders lend a very specific, and to my mind curiously engaging, mood to the overall scene.”