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.
Photographer, Cathy Shine
“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.
At Henderson Design Group
Artist, Betty Hay Freeland
A master of plein air painting, Betty Hay Freeland captures the dramatic beauty of Hawaii in her work. Witnessing the evolution of the Islands from her days as a child in Kohala, to her years on Oahu and Maui, Betty Hay has a gift for imagining and portraying images of “old Hawaii” before the arrival of man.
Working in oils, she often starts with brushwork for the background before building up the foreground with a palette knife. The impasto in her work added to the rich colors and textures she uses to capture the light and life of the landscape.
Viewing Betty Hay’s works, you will feel a magic that shifts as you approach each piece. From a distance, Hawaii’s grand landscapes are perfectly embodied on the canvas, and as you explore them up close, you’re met with subtleties in color and texture—all the tiny decisions that create each remarkable work of art.
“I have explored so many spectacular coastlines, valleys, mountains, and parts of Hawaii that are now changed and developed. Documenting Hawaii in this way has provided me a joy-filled life,” says Betty Hay, whose work can be found in private and corporate collections around the world.