Henderson is inspired by the expressionist spirit of Northern Europe particularly painters like Emil Nolde, Vincent Van Gogh, Chaim Soutine and Egon Schiele. The directness of these artist’s work, their enjoyment of the substance of paint and their visceral response to their subjects is inspirational. Henderson is inspired by the energy of American artists including Willem De Kooning and Alice Neel. De Kooning’s energetic, gestural brush strokes and Neel’s direct, distinctive approach to portraiture is influential. Personally, enjoying the immediacy and intensity of painting people and having a time limit to capture their humanity and vulnerability.