Award-winning surfer, Christian Enns, has a unique perspective and ability to create. Appreciating the richness of Hawaii’s landscapes from the water while surfing, he often captures them in plein air at the water’s edge. And he likes to work BIG.
The scale of his work, his dramatic use of color, and the richness of his compositions, have all contributed to his bold, signature style.
“The light and beauty is so powerful here—full of inspiration to fuel the potential to create great art. And I can head right out my front door to go surf. Since making Hawaii our home, my artwork has been featured in galleries throughout the Islands, in solo exhibitions, and it has been collected worldwide. From landscapes to dreamscapes, I am constantly answering the call to create. Living life to the fullest and creating art that represents that experience, is my favorite thing to share with you.” -Christian Enns
At Henderson Design Group
Photographer, Cathy Shine
Cathy Shine began documenting Hawaii with film and her 100-year-old Leica camera more than 35 years ago. She has captured locations that no longer exist like Queen’s Bath, Green Lake, and Kona Village. She’s documented farmers’ love of the land for Merriman’s Restaurant, ventured behind the scenes at festivals, and continues to capture images that speak to our hearts.
“Since 1977, photography has been my passion. It allows me to convey my thoughts through images rather than words, and gave me the freedom to support my family,” shares Cathy. “Until the invention of digital cameras, film was a photographer’s only option. For me, the option hasn’t changed. My finished product is hand-prepared, produced in a darkroom, and not influenced by the digital age. Photography is an art that stops time and captures history.”
Now, her original darkroom processed images, are available as enlargements on canvas–allowing for grand works that speak to a deep love of Hawaii.