Evanny Angelene Henningsen (b. 1991) grew up in eastern Iowa in an environment that helped foster her early propensity for art. During high school she worked alongside award-winning artists at Maquoketa Art Experience. After completing an Associate’s degree, she moved to Florence, Italy to study classic realism at Angel Academy of Art with a method adopted from 19th century European ateliers. She went on to explore a full-color palette and multi-figure painting under contemporary master, Jeff Hein, in Salt Lake City, Utah. Subsequently, she acquired a studio to work on portrait commissions, attended workshops and was a recipient of the Hudson River Fellowship. Since then Evanny has returned to Iowa and is currently teaching, painting portraits, and exploring new painting techniques while building a body of work. She is admired for her ability to recreate the sensation of life.