Don Henderson`s paintings are concerned with process; the build up and removal of paint.
The act of removal, either by rubbing or scratching away is known as grattage.
“Once the initial ground of the picture has been built up through different mediums, I reveal sections of it through removal. It is through this process that the painting takes its form.”
2016 Georgie Poulariani Gallery, Benissa, Spain
2016, La Galeria, Denia, Spain
2012/2013 Corpus Gallery Christmas Show, Corpus Gallery, Banbury, UK
2012 ’Immersed’, One Man Show, Corpus Gallery, Banbury, UK
2009- Artifex Contemporary Arts, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, UK
Nov 2008 – Showcase of contemporary British Art and Design, Dubai
July 2008 – Ingestre Hall Open
July 2007 – Ingestre Hall Open
April 2007 – Burslem Arts, Staffordshire UK
May 2005- Gaia Gallery London (group Show)
May 2001 – Kunst in Markdorf, Germany
April 2001- Hanley Museum and Art Gallery (group Show) Staffordshire
May 2000 – Hanover Gallery (group Show), Liverpool
POB: Nassau Bahamas
In September 1998, Don Henderson, started as an Undergraduate at Staffordshire University; fulfilling a life long ambition to ‘go to Art School’; he was 34 years old.
Diverse previous careers such as Commercial Diver, Soldier, Painter and Decorator and Taxidermist had been interspersed with long periods of overseas travel and living.
On finishing his MA Fine Art in September 2002, Don worked as a freelance Art Educator/facilitator e.g. Sandwell LEA, Staffordshire LEA, Primary and High schools, Werrington Young Offenders, Potteries Museum and Staffs Housing Association.
In March 2004 Don became the Head Art Tutor and Deputy Head at Ingestre Hall Residential Arts Centre in Staffordshire; responsibilities include Curriculum Coordination; liasioning with schools and clients. Running the Art Dept, teaching and line manager for other tutors.
Don is owner and Director of Corpus Gallery with Katherine M Waters.
He is represented by Art Source Gallery in Dubai, Artifex Contemporary Arts in the UK and El Garroferret in Spain.
Sept 1975 – 1982 Bedford School
1980 – Played for England 16 group, France, Cardiff Arms Park
1982 – played for England 19 group, Zimbabwe
1982-1983 Taught PE Aldwickbury Prep school
1983 – 2001 Working as, a Soldier, Commercial Diver, a Painter and Decorator and a Taxidermist
Sept 1998 – June 2001 B A Fine Art Staffs Uni
Sept 2001-Sept 2002 MA Fine Art Staffs Uni