About Patricia Hynes 


Patricia Hynes received a Master of Fine Arts degree from Rutgers University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Douglas College. After a period of teaching Studio Art and Art History I held positions in development and institutional advancement. These positions include Deputy Director, Cincinnati Art Museum; Vice President, Pratt Institute; Vice President, American Craft Museum, now the Museum of Arts and sign; and Director of Alumni Relations, Associate Director University Development, and Director of Development, Tisch School of the Arts, all for New York University University; as well as development positions at the Whitney Museum and the Brooklyn Museum. I am a member of the Salmagundi Club, New York.


Artist Statement 

Art is the place to be truly free in expressing ones thoughts, feelings, and experiences. Painting is the vehicle for me to do this. The tools I employ enhance my freedom of expression. While due to their inherent limitations, these tools appear to be possible inhibitors of expression, in reality when used creatively, they are flexible. With an open mind to concept and process the possibilities are limitless. In this world time evaporates into a painting.

My work studies how behavior reveals people are often unaware of their reactions to life by engaging the viewer’s eye and mind. It fuses concept, imagery, and emotion to evoke the viewer’s insights. Its focus is of images when a subject’s psyche is revealed in seemingly ordinary, yet, significant moments that are often overlooked or forgotten. Transforming these moments into a visual narrative prompts viewers to reflect upon their own lives. To produce a painting I take numerous photographs of both potential subjects and backgrounds to create a visual concept. The finished painting becomes a vehicle for viewers to reflect upon their own lives. Since no two individuals are alike in thought and emotion there will be many reactions to the painting.

I paint in oils for the pigment to be an expressive indication of a passage’s significance. The finished painting is about the process of painting as much as it is about a visual concept.

New Brunswick Art Salon 2022 —Oil and Mixed Media: “Beyond the Brush: The Contemporary Imagination”

New Brunswick Art Salon 2020 – Oil and Mixed Media: Encounters

New Brunswick Art Salon 2020 – All Media: “Configured Personas”

Artist Personal Website: www.patriciahynespainter.com

Email: pjhpainter1@gmail.com


  • Spring Auction February 24-March 8, 2016
    The Champagne Drinker
  • Members Exhibition April 25-May 19, 2016
    Attributes of Position: Blue Boy and the Three Graces
  • Urban Romance May 23-June 3, 2016
    Just a Pretty Face
  • Nautical Theme June 20-July 19, 2016
    States of Oblivion
  • Members Annual Exhibition August 15-28, 2016
    Intersection: City Life
  • Fall Auction September 26-October 21, 2016
    Thirty Years: Still Hunting
  • Historic Black and White Exhibition February 6-March 2, 2017
  • Spring Auction March 16-31, 2017
    No Words Needed
  • Nautical Theme July 10-27, 2017
    American Gothic 2017
  • Members Annual Exhibition August, 2017
    Room 937 In the Stillness of Night
  • Historic Black and White Exhibition January 29-February 15, 2018
    Reflections for Donovan
  • Greenwich Village People Places & Things February 20-March 8, 2018
    Village Tradition: Ode to Hopper
  • Annual Members Exhibition April 30 May 18, 2018
  • Annual Members Exhibition April-May 2019
  • Members Exhibition August 2019
    Faces of the Faceless
  • Members Fall Exhibition 2019
    Then There Was Life
  • Animal Attraction Exhibition February 3-February 21, 2020
    True Love
  • Figuratively Speaking Exhibition February 24-March 12, 2020
    A Valiant Woman


M.F.A. in Studio Art, Rutgers University Mason Gross School of the Arts

B.A. in Studio Art, Rutgers University Mason Gross School of the Arts

Artist Interview