Born in St. Louis, Mo, Jean Hynes’ was raised in a small suburb of St Louis, where she completed her formal education . Hynes recognized her call to be an artist early in her childhood , at the age of 13 she started oil painting. Always during her childhood , her passion was drawing and art. With this wonderful gift she received from God, she seems to be able to capture the personality of the animals she paints. Although she works in watercolor, sculpting and other mediums, oil has remained her passion.
Hynes’ manages to capture the very essence of the animals personality in her paintings , bringing them alive on the canvas. Thus, giving us a very close and personal look into the animals soul and showing off the innocent playfulness in their hearts. Hynes’ has made her main focus endangered species, in the hope that her paintings will help in the task of raising needed funds to save the many endangered species. Hynes’ say of her own development as an artist, that while her early work could be considered primitive, her style has developed into a sophisticated awareness of the composition.
Member of Cape Cod Art Association, Yarmouth Art Guild, Artist Paintbox, Yarmouth Cultural Center, and Cotuit Center for the Arts.