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Woman Martini Oil Painting
In Paintings

Apres Midi, Oil on Canvas 11.5″x18″

In Paintings

Apres Sargent, Oil on Canvas, 14 x 17

Back View Oil Painting
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Back View, Oil on Canvas, 18 x 22

Black Leather Oil Painting
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Black Leather, Oil on Canvas, 18 x 25

Woman Smoking Oil Painting
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Blackjack, Oil on Canvas, 18″x24″

Figure Oil Painting
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Blue Cafe, Oil on Canvas, 24″x20″

Bringing Wrong Closer to Right Oil Painting
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Bringing Wrong Closer to Right, Oil on Canvas, 24 x 36

Day at the Races Oil Painting
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Day At The Races, Oil on Canvas, 10 x 10

Girl Sitting Oil Painting
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Girl Sitting, Oil on Canvas, 9 x 12

Green Chair Oil Painting
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Green Chair, Oil on Canvas, 18 x 24

Her Generation Oil Painting
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Her Generation, Oil on Canvas, 36 x 36

Justice Sandra Day O'Connor Oil Painting
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Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, Oil on Canvas, 13 x 13

Looking Right Oil Painting
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Looking Right, Oil on Canvas, 26 x 38

Marissa Oil Painting
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Marissa, Oil on Canvas, 16 x 16

Moving Again Oil Painting
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Moving Again, Oil on Board, 20 x 40

Nude Surrounded by Yellow and Blue Oil Painting
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Nude Surrounded by Yellow and Blue, 36 x 36

Stranger Oil Painting
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Photo Strangers, Oil on Canvas, 18 x 24

Poem Oil Painting
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Poem

Reading The Paper Oil Painting
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Reading The Paper, Oil on Canvas, 9 x 12

Red Sneaker Oil Painting
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Red Sneaker, Oil on Canvas, 10 x 13

Summer Hat Oil Painting
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Summer Hat, Oil on Canvas, 12 x 24

Bartender Oil Painting
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Tending Bar, Oil on Canvas, 18″x18″

Torso Oil Painting
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Torso, Oil on Canvas, 24 x 18

Paintings

 

The subject matter of Barbara Hyman’s work is mostly figurative. She paints within the context of abstract design relationships. The innate logic of structure and form are what the artist looks for. Hyman’s interest is in creating a painting, not a traditional portrait, as seen in the painting Marissa (click here). The challenge of expressing human qualities that are universally recognizable is what inspires the painter.

 

Revealing the process is an important element of the work. To see the pentimenti, the shadow of a movement changed, or an area left uncompleted to engage the viewers’ eye and imagination ‘to finish the area’ brings an interesting element to the work.

 

People are an endlessly fascinating subject for Hyman’s language of paint and drawing. To create an image by combining what is perfect in nature with ones’ particular idiosyncrasies, both seen and imagined is to find and reveal that space between art and life.