A Time Ago, by K. Henderson
Oil on linen
18″ H x 24″ W
|The red stripes on his face represent the tears shed for those that fell during battle|
K. Henderson is known for her detailed oil painting of still lifes trompe l’oeils and photo realism.
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).
Sees for Miles, by K. Henderson
Oil on linen
30″ x 30″
|Otter Breastplates were worn by the Plains Indians and were commonly decorated with Trade Mirrors. Fur traders introduced Trade Mirrors to the American Indians in the 17th century. Reflective surfaces were thought to have mystical powers and these mirrors were quickly adopted for use as decorative additions to warbonnets, otter breastplates and bustles, as well as for signaling mirrors.|
When the Bears Have Gone, by K. Henderson
Oil on linen
30 x 30
The shields of the Plains Indians are prized more for their Spiritual Protection than for their ability to fend off wounds from weapons. Each shield is painted and adorned to give the bearer a certain power.
This shield represents The Thunder Beings. The Thunder Beings are spirits or perhaps extraterrestrial visitors that harbor in the Spring season bringing new growth and abundance but can also bring lightning and destructive storms.
The designs on this shield are to protect the owner but to send harm (hail and lightning) to the enemy.
Spirits in the Wind Gallery
Pam & Dennis Eggemeyer
1211 Washington Ave.
Golden, CO 80401