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-five 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 working studio of ArtWorks, She shares the studio with eight other artists, and also paints in plein air on a weekly basis. The paintings on canvas may be appealing to the eye, not necessarily recreating realistic images, but images reflecting Kay’s own creative, unpredictable 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 seven bodies of work that she is working on concurrently: “Abstract Aspens”, “Contemporary Cows”, “Dragonfly Dreams”, “Horizon Series”, “Nest Series”, “Rooster 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.
Noteworthy Collections and Achievements: • Commission for Veterinary Hospital, original art for Cat Condos. (Dec. 2012-present) • 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, 2013 • President, National League American Pen Women, Dallas Branch (2008 – 2010) Owned and operated Wyne Frameworks, custom framing business (1990 – 2007)