About the Artist: Steve Henderson


April 2024 Issue
About the Cover Artist — Steve Henderson
by Kelly Hunter

Pink is excited to celebrate our 20th anninversary by inviting back the talented Steve Henderson for his second Pink cover. An incredibly prolific artist, working in charcoal, oil and watercolor to depict landscapes, seascapes and the human experience in different environments. When discussing his process, Steve often uses words like “we” and “our.” He explains: “That is what Steve Henderson Fine Art is—a partnership with my wife, Carolyn. Marketing, writing, making contacts, social media, the books all require a lot of time. So does painting. So, I paint, Carolyn writes. A marriage made in heaven.”

Steve received his B.A. in Fine Art and worked as an illustrator forArtist 0424 2 20 years. He jokes that it took him years to overcome the teachings of his formal education. “After my heavily European/North American-centric art history at the university, I expanded my art appreciation through the world of art books: museum collections; catalogue raisonnés on individual artists; books on Victorian art; Impressionism, Orientalism, books on the Russians, the Scandinavians, the Chinese, the Spanish, Italians and British who were never mentioned in class. I now possess a collection of some 200 volumes.”

In addition to books, Steve has found inspiration in travel. “I traveled for two and a half years bicycling throughout North and South America, a journey that opened my mind to a much greater world view and understanding of myself and others.” He is also influenced by what he sees close to home. He and Carolyn live on a seven-acre farmette in rural Washington, where they homeschooled their four children. Steve says his “converted barn-to-studio is full of paintings, canvases, frames, easels, work tables, a wood stove and a dog named Lucy.”

The couple often visit the beach and love to travel. Many of Steve's recent works were inspired by their trip to Italy last year. A melding of mediums, Steve uses his skills “in photography, Adobe Photoshop, human figurative drawing and working with models” to bring landscape and figure together. When perusing his artwork, it feels as if you've traveled the world over, experiencing stunning landscapes and cultures.

This month's cover art is entitled Grace. Carol said it "embodies the sense of freedom and joy that we so often feel at the beach. The young woman is dancing to the sound of the surf; she is not looking around her to see if anyone is watching, but rather, is concentrated on the movements of her dance. That's why she is joyful—because she is being herself."

We may live on the opposite coast from Steve and Carolyn, but we share their appreciation of the magic of coastal life.

For original paintings and commissions, visit stevehendersonfineart.com. For prints, visit SteveHendersonCollections.com or 2-steve-henderson.pixels.com. To purchase your own copy of "Grace" from the cover, visit:
For questions, feel free to write his wife and manager, Carolyn, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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