For 40 years, Ebbie Hynson has painted in oils, acrylics, and watercolor. JarrettThor Art Gallery hosted a 98th birthday show for Hynson this weekend in Colonial Beach. Hynson has lived in Colonial Beach since 1982 when she and her husband moved here. For years they had visited the town on weekends, but Hynson was a self-declared city girl who refused to move to the small, rural town.
In Washington, D.C. Hynson worked various professional jobs. Their weekends were spent driving to Colonial Beach with Hynson’s sketchbook in tow. She worked mainly in pastels at the time until a friend gave her oil paints. At that point she learned how to paint in oil and her work ran away with her. Many of her early works are portraits of people at George Washington’s Birthplace or landscapes of Colonial Beach and the surrounding environment.
Hynson has covered all sorts of painting types, from landscapes to portraits, to what she calls her story paintings. In fact, even at 98, if you ask her about her paintings she will tell you the story behind how they came to be. One of her most prized paintings is a portrait of Senator Mark Warner which she did many years ago. Warner’s office sent Sam Taylor, one of Warner’s regional assistants, to share birthday wishes with Ebbie.
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