Self-Portrait: Gordie Hinds – NWF Daily News Feature

June 4, 2015

gordie hinds artist profileStaring at a unique piece of art, you can’t help but wonder at the mind that envisioned and created it. In its semi-regular feature “Self-Portrait,” the Daily News “picks the brains” of local artists about their development, their medium and more.

By Special to the Daily News

Posted Jun. 4, 2015 at 12:01 AM

Staring at a unique piece of art, you can’t help but wonder at the mind that envisioned and created it.

In its semi-regular feature “Self-Portrait,” the Daily News “picks the brains” of local artists about their development, their medium and more.

This week, we learn more about Gordie Hinds.

The Sketch

Name: Gordie Hinds

Homebase: Santa Rosa Beach

Primary medium: Acrylic

Website: www.gordiehindsart.com

Facebook: gordiehindsart@FB

The Canvas

How did you discover your artistic ability?

Quite by accident, really. I was told to occupy myself doing something constructive in a room with some old brushes, some craft paint and a board. I painted a fish — a Spanish mackerel. I hadn’t ever painted, or attempted to paint anything previously, so I was simply amazed when it sold in a local gallery the following day.

Describe your artwork.

Hopefully, it can be described as containing a spirit of motion and a sense of “being there.”

What are your influences?

I am probably influenced by great art … not that it’s comparative, mind you. I am drawn to a wide variety and quite esoteric spectrum of art. I was exposed to both traditional, as well as pop art, in my younger years and find everything from John Singer Sargent and Winslow Homer, to Ogden Pleissner, Warhol, de Kooning and Lichtenstein intriguing.

Describe the place where you create.

The creation part, as I would imagine for every artist, begins in my head. My studio allows the space and atmosphere to transfer to canvas.

What do you hope people who see your art experience?

I hope they find a sense of movement that gives them the feeling of being there … or having been there. Wherever that place may be.

Whose artwork is in your home?

Lichtenstein, Pleissner, de Kooning

How much of your own artwork have you kept?

Very little. My connection with my art is directly related to the creative process.

Do you have anything you’d like to share (upcoming showings, etc)?

I have a new studio and gallery at Gulf Place on 30A (in South Walton). It has provided an immediate and comfortable environment where I paint, walk to fishing on the beach, and enjoy meeting my clients while having a beer. It’s a great place for that.

The Unveiling

Want to participate? Readers can nominate an artist, or artists can participate by contacting Features Reporter Lauren Delgado at 850-315-4406 or LDelgado@nwfdailynews.com.

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