About Patricia Hynes 

Patricia Hynes received a Master of Fine Arts degree from Rutgers University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Douglas College. She has been teaching Studio Art

and Art History in multiple colleges and worked in development and institutional advancement in various museums. Her works are made of narratives of ordinary people in natural settings that challenge viewers to reflect upon their own lives. Patricia believes that every reaction is unique and anyone can be a subject of her paintings. She focuses on the moments that are difficult for the eye and memory to capture, which are pivotal to revealing the dynamic of a painting. To achieve this, she takes numerous  “action” photographs of subjects, then transform these images into a montage that becomes a visual concept. The paintings visual origins are transformed through composition and pigment, leading her studies on how people react to life situations. She paints in oils using a varied of small brushes to create expressive visuality and a reading tempo that actively engage viewers in thought and interpretation of her works. 





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

Artist Statement 

My paintings are narratives that challenge viewers to reflect upon their own lives. 

My work studies how people react to life situations. In a world of no absolutes individual reactions are as varied as personalities, thus they have the potential to be transformed into subjects for a painting. 

My subjects are ordinary people behaving in a natural manner as they experience seemingly insignificant, yet significant personality revealing moments in their lives. By my placing subjects within a setting that creates the environment for the painting’s concept they become akin to characters in a novel, or a movie. 

My medium is oil on canvas. The oil pigment is as important as my concept for its capacity to create an expressive visuality and a reading tempo. 

My objective is to engage the viewer in thought and in interpretation of my paintings. 


  • 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