Kay M. Wyne is a mid-career artist who is passionate about painting. Kay has lived in the community of Lake Highlands in Dallas, Texas for over thirty years. Her interest in art has led her to develop her own distinctive style of imagery found in her art. The subject matter for Kay’s paintings varies, as she finds inspiration from the landscape, architectural elements, cows, roosters, horses and birds nests. She also finds the most ordinary objects of daily life interesting subjects to paint. Vibrant colors and loose brushstroke movements are characteristics found in her paintings. The use of the palette knife and multiple layers of paint create depth and texture on the canvas, creating a painterly, impressionistic feel.
As a full time artist, Kay paints in the Art Studio she shares with six other artists, and also paints in plein air. The paintings on canvas may be appealing to the eye, not necessarily recreating realistic images, but images reflecting Kay’s own creative, un- predictable perspective. Oil paintings on canvas or board are her painterly visions, capturing a moment in time or a mood for the viewer to admire. The subject matter for Kay’s contemporary art varies, and includes six bodies of work that she is working on concurrently: “Abstract Aspens”, “Contemporary Cows”, “Dragonfly Dreams”, “Horizon Series”, Nest Series”, and “Spirit of the Horse”.
Kay holds a Bachelors Degree in Art Education from Western Illinois University, and has owned and operated a custom framing business for two decades. She recently sold that business, allowing her to devote more time to her art. Kay resides in Dallas with her husband, John. Together, they have two grown children and one son-in-law, all currently living in Dallas. Kay can be contacted at 214-532-0325 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to inquire about purchasing or commissioning a piece of art. You can also visit her blog at http://kaywyne.blogspot.com, or her website at www.kwyne.com.
Noteworthy Collections and Achievements:
• Taste of the NFL commission for twenty-year anniversary at Super Bowl XLV. Original art, “Cheers to Twenty Years (February 2011)
• Omni Hotel Convention Center/Dallas: Original art for more than 300 suites and rooms (July 2010 – October 2011) • Art Consultant for Omni Hotel Convention Center for local artist to produce mixed media pieces for King and Queen Rooms
(February 2011 – October 2011) • Art Director for Artists of Texas Membership Shows, 2009, 2010, 2011 • President, National League American Pen Women, Dallas Branch (2008 – 2010) • Owned and operated Wyne Frameworks, custom framing business (1990 – 2007)Professional Memberships:
Kay is an associate member of Daily Painters, Oil Painters of America, Outdoor Painter’s Society, American Women Artists, International Equine Artists, and American Society of Bovine Artists. She is a signature member of Contemporary Fine Art International and Artists of Texas. Kay participates in exhibits and juried shows on the local, regional and national level. She has curated numerous juried exhibits for National League American Pen Women, as well as served as President for the Dallas Branch. Her artwork has been published and featured in numerous magazines, including Western Art Collector, Southwest Art, American Art Collector, and Riding Magazine. Local art memberships include: Texas Visual Arts Association, McKinney Avenue Contemporary, Tutti I Lunedi Plein Air Group and Associated Creative Artists. She is a founding member of the Art Studio, located in Dallas where she paints in the studio other professional artists.
Art Influences & Instructors:
Karen Bonnie, Del Norte, Colorado (Plein Air Oil Painting)
Carol Marine, Austin, Texas (Oil Painting)
Ann Cushing Gantz, Dallas, Texas (Oil Painting)
Laurie Justus Pace, Dallas, Texas (Oil Painting)
Mary Dolph Wood, Santa Fe, New Mexico (Oil Painting)
Maureen Brouillette, Dallas, Texas (Mixed Media)
Nancy Lyles Wheeler, Dallas, Texas (Oil Painting)
Adieb Khadoure Fine Art 613 Canyon Road Santa Fe, NM 87501
Vertical Peaks Fine Art 165 N. Center Street Jackson,WY 83001
Stoneheart Gallery 28005 Highway 74 Evergreen,CO 80439
Dutch Art Gallery 10233 E. Northwest Highway #420 Dallas,TX 75238
Visual Expressions Gallery 1425 N. Highway 67 Cedar Hill, TX 75102
The Fredericksburg Good Art Company 218 West Main Street, Fredericksburg, TX 78624