Brian Henderson

Born Edinburgh 1952. Studied Edinburgh College of Art 1971-76 including Post Graduate Scholarship (Distinction). Elected member of Society of Scottish Artists (SSA) 1978. Taught Art & Design at Scalloway JH School, Shetland 1979-2011. Numerous prizes including Winsor & Newton National Painting Prize, Mall Gallery London 1975, Andrew Grant Travel Scholarship, Paris 1975 and Henderson’s Art Shop Travel prize at SSA annual exhibition 2005. Exhibited widely including Henderson Gallery, Edinburgh, Talbot Rice Art Centre, Edinburgh University, University of Alabama at Huntsville Gallery, Old Jerusalem Gallery, Israel and various exhibitions in Shetland. Group exhibitions include, SSA, RSA, Mall Gallery, London, Shetland Museum, Godfrey & Watt Gallery, Harrogate and Veer North (Shetland Artists Group).

Brian's earlier work focussed on interiors and figurative subjects. More recently he has concentrated on still life work. Combining both figurative and still life into one painting, Brian won the Henderson's Art Shop Travel Prize at the Society of Scottish Artists annual exhibition in 2005 with the enigmatic work "French Fancies" which featured characters from the cartoon, Tintin, curiously set up as objects within a still life setting. All his work is highly detailed, examining the way light behaves on different surfaces and textures.