I was born and raised in New York City. I began as a pencil artist producing meticulous figurative and surrealistic renderings on paper. In 1994 while living in Atlanta Georgia I began exploring oil painting resulting in the creation of my figurative and erotic surrealistic works on canvas. In 2001 my work shifted towards abstraction, inspired by my need for greater expression and my study of the New York school of abstract expressionism. In 2003 I moved to the San Francisco Bay area and began regularly exhibiting his abstract works. 2012 marked my return to representational painting with works that displayed my love of the figure and need for eclectic allegorical expression.
The foundation for my work, whether representational or abstract, has always been beauty. Beauty is a state of mind that can be seen everywhere and in anything; the curve of a figure, the surface of an object or a bold stroke of color. Fluctuating between abstraction and realism allows me the full expression of my talents but also philosophical and aesthetic expression as well. Abstraction provides the opportunity for my artistic improvisation on canvas while representational painting allows me to focus on the more academic traditional disciplines of painting. Both forums help embrace and express my personal philosophies on life and love.
Hines teaches Mastering Acrylic Painting every Tuesday at Riley Street Art Supplies in San Rafael. He also teaches drawing and painting at San Quentin Prison through the William James Association. Hines is the former President and Treasurer of The Artists Guild of San Francisco. Hines lives in Sausalito, California with his wife Dinene and son Emmett.
2018 EclecticismSolo Exhibition – Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, Novato, CA
2017 International Guild of Realism – 12thAnnual Members Juried Exhibition, Carmel CA
2017 Napa County Expo Fine Art Exhibition, 3rdPrize Acrylic Painting, Napa, CA.
2016 Tiburon Pop-Up Show – Live Abstract Painting Demonstration, Tiburon, CA
Sausalito Art Festival, Sausalito CA.
Napa County Expo Fine Art Exhibition, 1st Prize Acrylic Painting, Napa, CA.
Marin County Fair Fine Art Exhibition, 1st Prize Acrylic Painting, San Rafael, CA.
2015 Collaboration, Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, Honorable Mention, Novato, CA.
Metamorphosis, Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, Novato, CA.
2013 Group Show, Sandra Lee Gallery, San Francisco , CA.
Day On The Green Art Festival, Santa Rosa, CA. 1st Prize for Painting
5th Annual International Society of Acrylic Painters Open Online Jury Show
Bold, O’Hanlon Center for The Arts Juried show, Mill Valley, CA.
Out of Order, Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, Novato, CA.
Summer National Juried Exhibition, Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, Novato, CA.
State of Mind, Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, Honorable Mention, Novato, CA.
2012 Group Show, Sandra Lee Gallery, San Francisco , CA.
Solo Show, Studio Seven Fine Arts, Pleasanton, CA
Solo Show, Riley Street Art Supply, San Rafael, CA
The Enigma of Flesh Solo Show, Gallery 111, Sausalito, CA
Solo Show, Peter Michael Foundation, Sausalito, CA
Dwell Home Tour featured artist, Mill Valley, CA
Café Arrivederci Restaurant, San Rafael, CA
Sundance “Kabuki” Theater, San Francisco, CA
2011 Sausalito Art Festival, Sausalito, CA
Castro Street Fair, San Francisco, CA
Reconfiguration, Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, Novato, CA
Solo Show, Terra Firma Gallery, Sonoma, CA
2010 Group Show, Francesca Gallery, Sausalito, CA
Unveiling-Twelve Artists to Watch in 2011, Marin Arts Council Gallery, San Rafael, CA
2009 Art Angels Home and Garden Fair, Belvedere, CA
Marin Magazine Art Salon, San Rafael, CA
2008 Menlo Park Art Festival, Menlo Park, CA
Montclair Art Festival, Oakland, CA
Walnut Creek Fine Arts Festival, Walnut Creek, CA
Moments Before You Sleep, Boswsell Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2008-2011 Marin Arts Festival, San Rafael, CA
2008-2011 Marin Open Studios, ICB Studios, Sausalito, CA
2007 All Things Big and Small, Artisan’s Gallery, San Rafael, CA
Abstract Assumptions, Artisan’s Gallery, San Rafael, CA.
2006 All Nudes, Boswell Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2005 Burlingame Art Festival, Burlingame, CA
New Beginnings, Blow Salon, Berkeley, CA
2004 Surrealia New Year’s Eve Spectacle, San Francisco, CA
Eclectic Abstractions, Third Street Grind, Oakland, CA
2003 Diversity in Figures, Fourth Street Studios, Berkeley, CA
Passion Fruit, Apache Café, Atlanta, GA
Hedonism, Apache Café, Atlanta, GA
2003-2004 The Café Show, Soma Arts Cultural Center, San Francisco, CA
Hanson Gallery Fine Arts, Sausalito, CA
Studio Seven Fine Arts, Pleasanton, CA
Hines Contemporary Fine Art
Sausalito, Ca. 94965
(510) 706-9061 TheArtistHines@gmail.com
Laddish, Christopher: “Art in the Park”, Marin Scope, September 7, 2011.
KRON-TV Channel 4 interview with Jan Wahl about Sausalito Artist’s at Work Labor Day Open Studios, August 27, 2011
Beauchamp, Jeffrey, “Meet our Art Contest 2011 Winners”, Marin Magazine, May, 2011.
Utrecht Art Supplies 60th Anniversary Resource Catalog, Cover, January, 2009.
Portrait Society of America 2016
International Guild of Realism 2017
Artists Guild of San Francisco, Juried Member, President, Treasurer, 2006-2010
Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, 2010- Present
Marin Arts Council, 2008-2011
ICB Artist’s Association, 2008-2011
Sausalito Art Commission, Juried Member, Treasurer, 2008
Teaching, Demos, and Performances:
2018 – Drawing & Abstract Painting, Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, Novato CA
2017 – Present, Painting and Drawing, Arts in Correction, San Quentin CA
2017 Acrylic Painting Workshop, Mill Valley Community Center
2010 – Present, Weekly Acrylic Painting workshop, Riley Street Art Supplies, San Rafael, CA
2011, Guest Lecturer, Marin School of the Arts, Novato, CA
2010- Present, Abstract Painting Workshops taught at Riley Street Art Supplies, San Rafael, CA
2009- Present, Acrylic Painting Demonstrations:
Patron Tequila Holiday Campaign, San Francisco, CA
Studio Seven Fine Arts, Pleasanton, CA
National Art Education Association Conference, Seattle, WA
The Bakehouse Art Complex, Miami, FL
California State Fair, Sacramento, CA
Utrecht Art Supplies, Salt Lake City, UT
1998-2003, Café Tu Tu Tango live painting artist, Atlanta, GA
2009- Present, Painting Instructor for individuals and small groups.
Juried Fine Arts Show, Marin Society of Artists 2010, 2016
Awards, Grants, and Fellowships:
Artist In Residence – Marin Contemporary Art Museum, January 1, 2018 – December 2018
3rdPrize Acrylic Painting - Napa County Expo Fine Art Exhibition, Napa, CA. 2017
1stPrize Acrylic Painting - Napa County Expo Fine Art Exhibition, Napa, CA. 2016
1stPrize Acrylic Painting - Marin County Fair Fine Art Exhibition, San Rafael, Ca. 2016
Special Award - Marin County Fair Fine Art Exhibition, San Rafael, CA. 2015
1stPrize for Painting – Day on The Green Art Festival, Santa Rosa, CA.2013
Honorable Mention - Marin Museum of Contemporary Art Members Show2013
Nominated for 2011-2013 Eureka Fellowship, Fleishhacker Foundation
LaGuardia Community College, AA, Computer Programming, 1983-1986
Pratt Institute, Fine Arts Major, 1975-1977e.