Aaron F. Henderson
Aaron F. Henderson, a native of Birmingham, Alabama, has been an artist all his life. The self-proclaimed narrative artist has always loved to draw and paint. For him, it is the story behind each piece of artwork he has done that motivates him to capture the realism, the emotion, the character, and settings. He works mainly in oils and gouache on canvas, linen, and 100% cotton paper using bold, vibrant colors in his artwork that is showcased in exhibits, museums and corporations and homes around the world.
Henderson has distinguished himself with his Spiritual Series, which is a series of more than 50 pieces over the past 5 years based on his student work study job as the audio recorder for the world-renowned choir of Tuskegee University in Tuskegee, Ala. He is always working on a series, which encompass a range of images, including pieces dedicated to the legend of Ganga Zumbi, Afrolantica, which provides a view into his interpretation of paradise. Another series, Music, includes his depiction of the Jazz influence on our culture. The Deacons for Defense and Justice Series, highlights the little-known bands of armed self-defense African- American males who protected their communities against violence from the Ku Klux Klan during the Civil Rights Movement.
During the past 20 years, the popularity of Henderson’s work has grown. Henderson within that time has become a part of the National Alliance of Artists from HBCUs (NAAHBCU) and written into a textbook by Kindle Publishing Company titled Below the Surface: Ethnic Echoes for Modern and Contemporary Artists.
Henderson’s work has been featured on HGTV’s ‘Ground Breakers’, acquired by the permanent collection of the Franklin G. Burroughs – Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, Chattahoochee Valley Art Museum, LaGrange, Georgia and featured in exhibits at Coca-Cola, and the Tom Joyner Foundation and the Executive Leadership Council. Henderson’s work can be found in numerous private collections.