Hansina Iversen (b. 1966 in Tórshavn, Faroe Islands) is a trained visual artist at the Academy of Fine Arts in Helsinki, Finland and at the Academy of Fine Arts in Iceland.
Hansina speaks about her art and creating a work:
“It happens to me every time that I “lost tracks of” what it was that made me paint that picture. How did it turn out the way it did? And yet, it is not entirely coincidental that the painting became just like that. There are some colors lying there. They are carefully selected, through time. There are some canvases that are ordered just the size I wanted; but without me knowing what was going on on those canvases. This is how I would like it to be. It is best not to know too much in advance. Because then it will not be exciting to work with. The uncertainty is good. There must be surprises and the colors can be put together in endless ways, depending on what shape they get. The first coats are light and they are applied without worries. The next layer also goes very easily. The first underlying coats provide good opportunities for the second layer. The third layer can go easily; but there it starts to get complicated. Thoughts set in and the danger of making mistakes is present. And mistakes are made. Some of them became quite good after further consideration and they opened up for something new”.
Hansina Iversen is represented at art museums and in a number of public and private collections. Hansina is a member of Mynd (Faroe Islands) and the Association of Visual Artists (BKF)