Poetry and artwork - Henry Denander

Nicole on the Terrace, 2010

Jul 9, 2021

More than ten years ago my friend on Hydra, the American painter, invited me to come and paint in his studio. His neighbor Nicole was modelling for us out on the terrace and we had a nice view of Hydra. We started on two large canvases. I was scared like hell, I was hardly used to acrylic paint and the canvas was huge. But it was fun!

The Circus Of The Sun

Robert Lax | May 27, 2021 | Comments: 1

A new fine book from Water Row Press: Robert Lax "The Circus of the Sun", with my illustrations. The book was originally published in 1959.

Click here to see all info about this new edition. It's a perfect bound book made in 150 copies. Size 9x12" (23x30cm). 

Philip Glass' new opera "Circus Days and Nights" is based on Robert Lax's poems.  

Book is available from Water Row

Click on photos to enlarge.

Something completely different

You think I'm lazy..? | Dec 9, 2020 | Comments: 1

Here in the Indoorsman Studio I've made forty small watercolors for Redfox Press and their Assembling Box project. Twenty-five artists submit original work for this anthology, a box full of A5-sized paintings, stampsheets, collages and other bits and pieces.

My contribution is a one-line ink drawing with watercolors, rubberstamp and collage. Made on a page from an old Greek book.  I used to do one-line scrabbles like this when I was child...   

Here's a preview - more to come. 

Greek Island Life

For Perikles Vyzantios | Nov 2, 2020

This is more or less inspired by a painting by Perikles Vyzantios, who was the head of the art school on Hydra for many years. The motif is old but it looks more or less the same these days, those carts are still used to carry freight from the cargo boat. Maybe the cats have changed?

I named this painting "Perikles and Mr. Blue in the port"
Watercolor, pen, ink.
Size 38 x 29cm (15 x 11.5").

Henry Miller Blue

Oct 20, 2020 | Comments: 1

I have always loved Henry Miller's paintings, especially his watercolors. I tried to catch some of his blue here.

Watercolor, pen.
Size 33 x 24 cm (13 x 9.5"). Available.

Pharoah Sanders, 80

Mailart | Oct 13, 2020 | Comments: 3

Happy Birthday to the great Pharoah Sanders, 80 years old today!

I made this mailart stampsheet as a small tribute. 

Hydra Town, 2011

Oct 7, 2020 | Comments: 1

A view of Hydra town with the typical church. Where's the cat?

Watercolor, ink, pen.
Size 29 x 37cm (11.5 x 14.5").

Not that house

Hydra | Sep 29, 2020 | Comments: 1

I remember when we came to Hydra in the 80's, often sitting in the port in the evening, drinking an ouzo or a beer at The Sailing Café. This was our view. Funny, for a while we thought that one of the white houses up there was Leonard Cohen's, because a friend of ours had said that his house was in that area and it was white and overgrown by bourgainvillea. Haha, how many houses did fit that description?

This painting is from 2018 and I call it "Leonard Cohen doesn't live there".

It's watercolor and pen and the size is 18 x 25 cm (7 x 10").
This is still available.
Now in the menu - art for sale (originals and prints


The Old Hood

R8 | Sep 23, 2020 | Comments: 1

We used to live in this hood for twenty years, maybe there are even more apartment buildings there now. Like this?

Watercolor, ink & pen
Size 28 x 38cm (11 x 15").