The work is narrative, life-sized, and representational, though unconstrained by realism. Willing to push color further than the average eyes sees, Hines Cowan’s work is bold, colorful and painterly, but also graphic and illustrative.
Jumping feet first into the exhibition world in 1979, Hines Cowan has been exhibiting in the tri-state area and Europe ever since. She frequently exhibits in group exhibitions, and in April 2014 had a solo exhibition at the National Association of Women Artists Gallery.
Participating in arts organizations across the tri-state area, Hines Cowan is President, as well as the Exhibition Committee Chair of the National Association of Women Artists, and a member of Pen and Brush.
Hines Cowan’s paintings have been featured in NYU’s literary journal Icarus, and in The Huffington Post. Curator Margarita Aguilar, who has worked with Hines Cowan on two exhibitions, wrote the essay, “Men and Women: Marie Hines, Portraits 2004.” Most recently, she was on Artists Forum TV with host Elliot Torres, discussing her recent exhibition ‘NY Muse: Book 1.”
Having first met Greek mythological personae in literary form in the early seventies, now Hines Cowan visualizes them on Manhattan street corners and finds her paintings informed by their stories as she works in the studio.