Meet the Artist
Known by most just as "H", Helge Hinderaker is a long time resident of Providenciales ("Provo"), Turks & Caicos Islands in the West Indies. He was born, raised and educated in Norway (in the very distant past) and is an architect, designer and painter.
A life long sailor and lover of the sea, the maritime environment is "his world", and he is fortunate to look out at the subtropical Atlantic Ocean from his hill top home every morning. When he paints, however, he turns his back to this view and gets his inspiration "from within", as it goes.
Growing up when artists' paints were transparent or opaque water colors for paper, or traditional slow drying oil paints for canvas, the preferred medium today is acrylic based paints which are easily applied to canvas or wood panels, and dry fast!
LOCATION: Fairways Bar & Grill at Provo Golf Club
DATE : Saturday - Dec 21st, 2019
TIME: From 1 PM to 3 PM
TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS
H will soon be presenting his body of work in a solo exhibition in Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands. Paintings will be on display and available for purchase in the gallery.
If you wish to be informed of any changes on show dates, times and location, please let us know below.
Rich with hidden treasures the sea surrounds,
measures its might against confining land;
anciently receiving all ingredients of life,
Harboring chance molecules that replicate,
grow intricate, that garner information, evolve
into fullness of life’s surviving
occupiers of the planet. What power
greater than fostering earliest life?
For humans, the sea is mystery, beauty, and fear;
it feeds us, bears our ships, leads everywhere,
encourages exploration with small and daring
adventurer bands, carries commerce on its back,
lets humans voyage and spread throughout the earth,
respecting its power to render freer breath,
sought wealth, or lives struck down beneath their sails.
Mightier than riches, stronger than life or death;
until explosion of the sun, its sovereign power prevails.
A POEM BY JOSIAH MARVEL
In generous support of my artistic endeavors my close friend Josiah Marvel - historian, linguist, adventurer and poet, has allowed me to publish his poem about the ocean.
The horizon is as far away as you can see unless you look up at the sky or are as far out into the universe that the Earth shows as a true globe (if you don’t see the entire circumference of the Earth in one "take", the bit that’s left and unseen is really what makes the rest of the "picture" a horizon).
The horizon is the visual edge of the globe and most expressively so over water. The human eye is almost globular, and I don’t know if that’s why we perceive the double globular as straight and level even when it scientifically is not.
Water has a tendency to look level when it is "at rest", a faculty it shares with most liquids. A spirit level is a tool for builders and others to establish or confirm whether an object appears level with the horizon, and thus feels at rest and "right". A level spirit would be more esoteric, and perhaps a bit less pertinent to the subject at hand, although not wholly without tangent to this web site and my paintings.
At sea, the horizon is always a matter of earthly fact and of impact to your navigation or wellbeing whether you can perceive it or not (as when hidden from direct view by darkness, atmospheric or meteorological conditions).
The sense of physical and often mental balance (equilibrium) is enhanced by one's perception of a steady horizon, whereas the lack of perceived equilibrium may cause mental or physical unease - in the latter case, seasickness.
A lifelong enthusiasm for being on, in or just looking at the sea, has ingrained in me the allure of the horizon. What lies beyond?
In my "soul" I'm not wholly comfortable without it.
Not surprisingly then, that I like to include a horizon in many of my paintings, be it somewhat obviously depicted in a seascape or just hinted at by a horizontal line in a more abstract piece. It makes me feel at home in the element of the physical or metaphorical salty sea, and I hope some of you who view these small or larger pieces of inspiration and efforts, can share the experience I try