Tine Hayes


Tine Hayes is an emerging Southwestern artist. His work chronicles the vivid landscape of the Four Corners area of New Mexico.

Instead of a focus on a solely expressionist interpretation of landscape, Tine Hayes engages in an ever-changing perspective where reality complements emotional experience for the viewer.

Tine Hayes is a second generation artist. His father, Lowell Hayes, studies and paints the landscape of the Southern Appalachian Mountains, since the 1950s, and although he grew up surrounded by art, observing the work of other artists at his father’s gallery, he also pursued his own art at an early age. He studied painting under Vera Klement at the University of Chicago, and he studied with master pastelist Bobbie McKibbin at Grinnell College.

Tine Hayes moved to Gallup, New Mexico in 1998 where he began teaching history and where he now teaches Art I through advanced Studio, at Miyamura High School. He mentors many of his students towards scholarships at art institutes, and he recently returned to his own career in painting. His last two shows in 2012 and 2013 sold out on opening night.