Isabel Hayes Art

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Inspired by the vibrant colors and visual richness of my childhood in Guatemala and Madrid, I use strong, bright colors to express mood and emotion.

I am a portrait painter whose subjects emerge entirely from my imagination. My work is totally spontaneous and intuitive and my approach comes from a lifetime of observing people and their expressions. My subjects have captivating and enigmatic faces inviting the viewer to imagine a narrative.


I work with acrylic paints on canvas and panels and the method involves applying multiple layers of paint. 


My work is collected internationally and is currently on exhibit in New York’s Greenwich Village and Sausalito. I have participated in numerous national and international juried shows and have exhibited in London's West End.


I am a former student of College of Marin, but I'm mostly a self-taught artist. My studio is in beautiful Marin County.

Thank you for viewing my art!



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