A painter of wildlife, historical Colorado scenes as well as impressionist landscapes, he was born in Kit Carson County, Colorado, and raised and educated in his home state.
First involved with cartooning in high school in Denver, he pursued this interest via correspondence courses. Haynes attended the University of Denver for a year and then entered the U.S. Army. He returned to art full time (after his tour of duty) by attending the Colorado Institute of Art for four years.
He has worked as a commercial artist throughout his life, including in the Graphics Department of the United States Air Force Academy where he worked for 15 years until he retired in 1996.
Artist hand-out and his website