Known for his big Midwestern landscapes and nature images, Henning also creates large still life paintings in an impressionistic style. Often beginning his landscapes outdoors, working “en plein aire” (in open air) as the impressionists were known to do, he will typically finish large canvases in the studio.
Henning serves as artist-in-residence in rural schools each year and has taught outdoor painting workshops for many arts organizations throughout the Midwest. A strong advocate for the arts, he is a director on the boards for the Evansville Arts Coalition, Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts and COMPAS.
A grandson of South Dakota “sodbusters,” Henning was born in Minot, North Dakota, and raised in Anoka, Minnesota. He resides near Inspiration Peak, Minnesota’s second highest promontory, and shares studio space with fellow artist and wife, Jacqueline.