Kristine Byars

Art is a passion I've inherited from my grandmother. Born and raised in the Midwest, my parents created a strong foundation, instilling in me a great love of nature, the outdoors, and all creatures. 

I love, and take pride in what I do. I use bold color and interesting situations to create paintings that spark warm emotion. My work captures life, and is often coupled with humor. My primary medium is oil on canvas, using my own photography as subject matter. Through many years working as a graphic artist, I’ve gained a wide range of artistic versatility beyond my first love of painting. From illustrating a wonderful children’s book Montana The Police Horse, to designing and painting large wall murals for the Chimpanzees at Texas' Black Beauty Ranch animal sanctuary. My work hangs in both public and private permanent collections and is represented in several galleries.

Inspiration for me is gained through world and U.S. travel. I cherish our small towns and National Parks. My husband and I live in Texas with our Quarter horse and Golden Retriever. 

My goal as an artist is to capture the personalities, images, and moments that make life wonderful.