After graduating from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, with a BFA in Art History and Studio Art, Nicole Henry was granted a treasury license from the U.S. government in 2001 to travel to Cuba and bring back Cuban Art. She was able to amass a large Cuban Collection over the next several years and, in 2006, opened her first Art Gallery in Palm Beach Gardens, FL. She built the business to profitability and in 2011 moved from its initial location to its present location in West Palm Beach.
Nicole has represented a variety of artists in global markets and has earned an international clientele among high-net-worth-clients, building strong customer loyalty and a large referral base. She is recognized as an important player in the South Florida art collector community.
An interesting new project for Nicole has been the Canvas Art Fund, which she formed in 2016. This is a hedge fund specializing in identifying, procuring, and marketing blue-chip fine art pieces that are distressed because of such issues as bankruptcies, fire sales, and divorces. She is able to acquire such art at significant discounts and resell them at real market value, frequently displaying them at Nicole Henry Fine Art.
In 2015, Nicole formed a 501(c)(3) called CANVAS Art Charities, a non-profit organization funding the visual arts to enrich the community through public installations, exhibitions, education, and events. The organization hosts the annual CANVAS Outdoor Museum Show in downtown West Palm Beach, during which site-specific installations and large-scale murals were created around Downtown on select buildings and infrastructure in various locations such as the City Hall Courtyard, Royal Park Bridge, Fern Street, and The Whitney. The 3 shows to date have added more than $3,000,000 in public art to West Palm Beach’s landscape and turned it into an important destination.
Nicole is also strongly committed to her community and has been a key player in raising more than $2,000,000 for local charities over the past 3 years. For several years a board member of, Place of Hope a rescue mission for abused and neglected children. She co-chaired their gala in 2013 and was the honorary co-chair in 2014.