Henderson’s work is imbued with her interest in historic architecture and Archaeology brought about by her work with stained glass. Her work experiments with the interplay between colour and texture on the worn surfaces of historic buildings; such an exploration requires the processes of layering materials, subtly eroding them to reveal the surface below. Circular forms have become a particular motif, representing the continuity of life, fragmenting and reorganizing the shape to articulate the unknown trials and tribulations of life.
Henderson was born in Edinburgh in 1970, and studied stained glass at the Edinburgh College of Art, graduating in 1992. As an artist she continued to experiment with the medium of stained glass and paint, predominantly watercolours. Henderson has amassed an extensive portfolio of stained glass adorning both public and private buildings across Britain and Western Europe. Locally, she was commissioned to produce the Patrick Geddes Memorial panel at the Edinburgh Council headquarters. Throughout her time as an artist she has had the privilege of exhibiting as part of the Royal Scottish watercolour society, and the Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts, also winning their Cuthbert New Young Artist Award in 2004.