My passion and dedication for the arts has evolved over the last twenty five (25) years. My painting began with decorative arts studying with the late Mary McLean, Norfolk, MA, Leah Lopez, NYC and Anthony Tomaselli, Providence Art Club, participating in numerous workshops and then onto private lessons with Kelly McCullough at the Providence Art Club. My main focus has been still life in oils and developing my plein air skills.
I am influenced by many artists painting in traditions of the old masters and classical representation on canvas. I believe in creating realism through my own interpretation of color, light and dark, composition and design. My life has transitioned from a challenging business atmosphere to freedom of expression, compassion and desire to create artwork from nature and impressionistic painting.
I am an exhibiting artist and Board member at the Providence Art Club a current member of Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA), American Women Artists, Cape Cod Art Association, Creative Art Center, Bristol Art Museum, Newport Art Museum, Portsmouth Art Guild, Pawtucket Arts Collaborative, Attleboro Arts Museum and past President of the Wickford Art Association.
Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.
Ms. Lorraine Hynes retired as the Purchasing Agent for the State of Rhode Island where she had administrative charge of statewide central purchasing. As head of the Rhode Island Division of Purchases, she had responsibility to plan, organize and direct the activities of the Division of Purchases engaged in contracting and purchasing of supplies, materials, construction (vertical and horizontal), equipment and services required by departments and agencies of state government; also to represent the administration in real estate and contractual agreements for the acquisition and rental property and buildings.
Prior to working for the State of Rhode Island Lorraine worked in numerous governmental positions ranging from Public Works assistant to appointment as Administrative Assistant to the Mayor in the Town of Cumberland, Rhode Island. She later went on to serve on the Cumberland Town Council for twelve (12) years and as Council President managing town finances and Capitol projects. In addition, Ms. Hynes has played leadership roles in public safety, fire commissioner, open space/land acquisitions, and other public service related boards. She is a graduate of Johnson & Wales University.