Tynan makes paintings depicting particularities of urban, suburban and domestic scenes. Her direct, energetic approach to the painted surface favours liveliness over correctness of representation. While her paintings are figurative, the real subject matter of her work is the moment of encounter within the everyday when the ordinary or usually overlooked becomes illuminated.
Recent exhibitions ; fresh ruins, Kevin Kavanagh, (2021;) Zurich Portrait Prize, National Gallery of Ireland (2020); Two Painters, Highlanes Gallery (2020); Green Like Now, Kevin Kavanagh (2019); Luminous Twitch, The Lab Gallery (2019) and Everything is in Everything, Sirius Arts Centre (2019). Tynan completed a residency at the Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris in 2018. In 2019 she won the Dublin City Council Visual Arts Bursary and was shortlisted for The Hennessey-Craig Prize. In 2020 she carried out a residency in St. Patrick's Lodge and received a special award from The Golden Fleece.