| "Anyone who has experienced
the remote beauty of the high country with only his horse for company
knows the gorgeous loneliness I have tried to show in this painting.
The trapline is an anchor to the outside world ... but the vastness
of the land, and its stillness, are what fix the soul of the man
to his Maker ... and move him to remain in isolation." -Jack Hines
Hines has been a member of the Society of Illustrators in New York
since the 1950's. In 1978, he cofounded the Northwest Rendezvous
Group. He has exhibited with the American Watercolor Society, and
his work has been the subject of numerous one-man shows in galleries
and museums including the Joslyn Memorial in Omaha. Hines studied
at the Art Center school and the Choinard Art Institute in Los Angeles,
as well as with the Art Student's League in New York.