Their World: Kyle Sims
September 7 - 20, Open House: September 19, 5-7pm
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On Saturday, September 19, Trailside Galleries is pleased to present Their World: Kyle Sims, a major show of new works by the acclaimed Montana wildlife painter. The artist will be present to meet with collectors during a reception at the gallery on Saturday, September 19 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm with a fixed price draw at 6:30 pm.
For this important event, Sims has created a large collection of new studio paintings with subjects ranging from elk, bears and bison to bobcats and otters. Painting with a sense of immediacy, Sims brings the viewer into the wild with his finely depicted scenery and the natural realism with which he depicts North America’s most magnificent animals.
Born and raised just outside of Cheyenne, Wyoming Kyle Sims’ childhood interest in art led him to Rocky Mountain College in Montana where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in art. His early artistic influences have included such notable wildlife artists as Carl Brenders, Daniel Smith and Paco Young. As Sims' career matured his influences have also included Wilhelm Kuhnert, Carl Rungius, Joaquin Sorolla, Bob Kuhn, Richard Schmid, and Clyde Aspevig.
An avid outdoorsman, he often paints on location which has helped him to develop a precise color palette based on colors he observes in the wild. He uses this palette in the studio in an attempt to help his paintings look more life-like rather than photographic. He notes, “Painting on location trains you to see and interpret how life really looks to the eye, rather than the camera. If I go outside and do a really fine field study, it’ so much more satisfying than anything else I could do. I love the sketchy spontaneity of painting in the field and I’m out to capture that same look and feel in my studio work.”
Kyle Sims is an annual exhibitor at the Prix De West Exhibition and Sale in Oklahoma City, where in 2009, he won the Major General and Mrs. Don D. Pittman Wildlife Award. He is also an exhibitor the Masters of the American West Sale at the Autry National Center in Los Angeles and in 2013 was the recipient of the 2013 Bob Kuhn Wildlife Award.
Since 1963, Trailside Galleries of Jackson, Wyoming and Scottsdale, Arizona has been regarded as one of the pre-eminent dealers in American representational art, specializing in a rich and varied collection of works by the leading western, wildlife, figurative, impressionist, and landscape artists in the country. The artist roster includes members of the Cowboy Artists of America, National Academy of Design, Oil Painters of America, Plein-Air Painters of America, Prix De West, Society of Animal Artists, National Sculpture Society and Masters of the American West.
Please contact Kimberly C. Fletcher, Marketing & Communications Director at 307.200.1622 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information and images.