Born in Brazil in 1960 Henderson began to paint seriously in his teens. He began to gain something of a reputation locally and by the mid-1980s he decided to leave Brazil and take up painting full time. His first stop was London. Some friends advised him to try the corner of Shaftesbury Avenue painting portraits of passing tourists and such was his success that he started to spend every dry day there.
The work he produced was just too good for the makeshift portrait gallery of Shaftesbury Avenue, so Henderson decided to brave the railings of the Bayswater Road. This turned out to be a defining moment as his paintings began to sell for hundreds of pounds and he rapidly drew a following of serious collectors. 25 years later Henderson is an internationally acclaimed, award-winning artist working from a stunning riverside studio in London, the city that has become his home.