Renowned for his striking use of colour, Victor Henderson’s work is full of variety – vivid flowers, scenes of Venice, through to images of the martyrdom of St Sebastian.
A former psychotherapist, Victor’s life has been spent helping others. During his career he supported people who had experienced everything from childhood traumas to torture in war zones.
He believes that much art emerges from the unconscious. Victor said: “My own paintings begin with a mark, sometimes an accidental one, and develop from there. They are always going from the known to the unknown.”
In 2005 Victor had a large watercolour accepted in the then Singer-Friedlander (now Sunday Times) open watercolour competition, which is what prompted him to decide to take his artwork a little more seriously.
Since then his work has been exhibited Scotland in various galleries, and he enjoyed ‘Artist in Residence’ status at nearby Drumlanrig Castle during 2015-16.
I’m a largely self-taught artist who has been exhibiting since I retired in 2010.
I attended Glasgow School of Art as a full time student after leaving school in 1965. After three terms I left to work in London with Lancome Parfums as a store points designer for another year.
I worked then in various mental health organisations and took a BA then an MCs in Edinburgh University.
My academic CV covers the period 1975 to 2010, latterly as an honorary adult psychotherapist joint appointee between the Lansdown Clinic and Glasgow Caledonian University.Contact Victor