K Henderson has been called “the Marc Bell of our generation”. This painting of the vintage game Pinocchio The Merry Puppet Game cannot be fully appreciated on a computer screen. In real life it is amazing.
Born and raised in Oklahoma, K. Henderson now calls rural New Mexico home. Both locations have provided her with inspiration for her paintings. She is known for her detailed oil painting of contemporary still lifes as well as Western figures. Recent accomplishments include Purchase Award at the Art Renewal Center Salon, being awarded Best of Trompe L’Oeil by the International Guild of Realism, Top 50 in Salon International, inclusion in Scottsdale Salon of Fine Art, Settlers West American Miniature show, The Hubbard Museum of Western Art Biennale Grande winning 2nd place, and being featured in Southwest Art Magazine March 2008 issue and Sept 2008. Henderson won Peoples choice award Richeson 75 International exhibit, and Juror’s Choice Award Breckenridge Fine Art Center. She has gained Signature Membership status with the National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society 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 juried art shows. Her work has been in several solo museum and gallery shows and numerous group exhibitions including International Guild of Realism, Salon International, Western Spirit Art Show & Sale, Cowgirl Up Show and Sale, C.M. Russell Museum Benefit Auction, Pastel Society of the Southwest, Pastel Society of America, Mt. Oyster Club, American Academy of Equine Art, Museum of the Cherokee, the Five Civilized Tribes Museum, The Bosque Conservatory, Oil Painters of America National and Regional, and National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society, Richeson75 figurative and small works exhibits among many others. She has been featured in Southwest Art Magazine and Oklahoma Today. She has been included in articles in Southwest Art, Art of the West, American Cowboy, Western Art Collector, American Art Collector, Art Talk, Santa Fe Circle, Cowboys and Indians and Art of the Hills. Her work has been in several books including “The American Indians: An Illustrated History” – Turner Publishing, “The Biographical Directory of Native American Painters” – Dr. Patrick Lester, SIR Publications, “Talking Leaves” – Eric Veitch, Verner Bendtsen, “Cherokee Art: Historical Precedents”, University of Georgia Press.