Welcome to the website Vera Hynes
Hynes was born and raised in Brazil and the Brazilian Culture has
been a central inspiration to her work. Through the combination of
colour and texture, she is able to express her memories, experiences
and feelings and share them in a contemporary and asbstract form.
'Art is about life, so I make my work about myself and what I know.
My need to paint is compulsive and forever changing. Styles reflect
different aspects of my life and personality which I find exciting.'
Using photographs or memories of natural environments and Brazilian
Landscapes, Vera's works emanate a quiet nostalgia. Her paintings
convey a sense of a borrowed memory, of peering into an intimate
realm of past experiences - of place and self. The titles of her
work often shows cultural references to her local community or to
Her work is bold, powerful and expressive, with an amazing sense of
movement and colour, focusing abstract art and themes in a personal
current ceramic work is inspired by the colours and the landscape of
her Motherland. Her work includes plates, bowls and sculptural work.
She uses Glass as a decorative medium. The fusing, slumping and
annealing of glass produces special effect glazes. Most work is
treated in a painterly fashion in a very free way. Indeed ceramics
have always been produced alongside her paintings.
'There is great potential to work in the boundary zone between the
two disciplines of ceramic and glass. For me the attraction of
firing glass on ceramic lies in the brightness, clarity and depth of
the colours it can produce.'
Vera is constantly experimenting with different media and pushing
her art work in new directions.