Hynes’ work has been shown at Elizabeth Moss Galleries, Falmouth, ME since 2011. Dan Kany in The Portland Press, June 30, 2013, reviewed her one-person exhibition, LoseYourself At Sea. Kany also reviewed Marking Time: Of Land and Sea a three-person exhibition at Moss Galleries on February 25, 2018, that included Hynes’ paintings. 


Bruce Brown first introduced the painting to a Maine audience in a 1993 exhibition Looking at the Land at Maine Coast Artists in Rockport (now called CMCA in Rockland). Other Maine exhibition venues include Portland Museum of Art; Ogunquit Museum of American Art; Bates College Museum of Art, Lewiston; L.C. Bates Museum, Hinkley; the Joseph Fiore Art Center, Jefferson; the Firehouse Center for the Falcon Foundation, Damariscotta; and Maine Farmland Trust Gallery, Belfast; etc.


Frances Hynes has had over forty one-person exhibitions. Museum exhibitions include PS1 Center for Contemporary Art, now called MoMA PS1, Long Island City, NY; Ogunquit Museum of American Art, ME (ten-year survey); Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, NY; New Britain Museum of American Art, CT; and Jacksonville Museum of Contemporary Art, FL; among others. The work has been shown at the American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, NY, and the National Academy of Design, New York, NY. Hynes has received awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, DC; New York Foundation for the Arts and the National Academy of Design, New York, NY (Edwin Palmer Award for Painting). Currently, three major paintings are featured at the American Embassy in Belgrade, Serbia.


Her paintings are included in numerous private, corporate, and museum collections. Museum collections include the Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland, ME; Portland Museum of Art, ME; Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville, ME; Bates College Museum of Art, Lewiston, ME; National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC; Brooklyn Museum, NY; Albany Institute of History and Art, NY; Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, NY; Telfair Museum, Savannah, GA; Newark Museum, NJ; Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ; and numerous others.


Frances Hynes has been traveling and visiting Maine since the 1970s. Beginning in 1975 she painted on Monhegan Island. More recently she explores the coast. Favorite spots are Popham, Georgetown, Pemaquid, Stonington, Lubec, and Port Clyde, among others.