Eyes of American Indians

K Henderson

Portraying the Western Character in Oil

Artist Type: Painter

Website Email: gallery822@santafe-newmexico.com

Contact: Gallery 822 at (505) 989-1700


Born and raised in Oklahoma, K. Henderson now calls rural New Mexico home. Both locations have provided her with inspiration for her contemporary paintings. She is known for her detailed oil painting of still lifes trompe l’oeils and American Indians

Recent accomplishments include Purchase Award and 3rd Place still life at the Art Renewal Center Salon, participation in the International Guild of Realism, American Art in Miniature at the Gilcrease Museum in Tulsa , OK, Settlers West American Miniature show, Mountain Oyster Club show and sale, inclusion in 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 the “First Place” award during the American Plains Artists 23nd annual juried exhibit, 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 Smithsonian National Museum of American Indian, 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 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 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

She is a member of Oil Painters of America, National Oil and Acrylic Painter Society (NOAPS) Signature member, International Guild of Realism and Single Action Shooters Society (SASS).