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.

CURRENT
Bee Street Studio, Dallas TX
The Kitchen Source, Dallas, TX
Upstairs Inn, Hico, TX
Artists of Texas
Contemporary Fine Art International

PAST EXHIBITIONS - SOLO
North Lake College, Irving, TX
Canines, Cattle, Cats and a Crow, paintings by Kristine Byars
Feb. 2008

PAST EXHIBITIONS - GROUP
Dutch Art Gallery, Dallas TX
Juried exhibitions
2014, 2015

Artists of Texas (juried)
Various Texas Galleries
2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

Orison's Gallery, McKinney TX
Second Saturday Shows
2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

Arts in Bloom Festival, McKinney, TX
Live painting demonstrations
2012, 2013, 2014

Arts & Music Guild, McKinney, TX
Juried show participant
2012, 2014, 2016

Adobe Gallery, Fort Worth, TX
2010-2014

Fine Art in Dallas exhibitions to promote calendar book
Galleries exhibited in Dallas:
Artists Showplace Gallery
Alan Barnes Fine Art
Artisan Style Gallery
Oldfield Davis Gallery
Samuel Lynn Galleries
Cedars Gallery
2007 - 2013

Gallery of the Arts, Forney, TX
October Exhibition
2012

American Airlines Center, Dallas, TX
Do You Hear the People Sing? exhibition
2012

Norwood Flynn Gallery, Dallas, TX
2012

Luminarte Gallery, Dallas, TX
Show and Sale
2012

Bath House Cultural Center, Dallas, TX
multiple exhibitions
2006-2011

The Cameron Gallery, Dallas, TX
2011

Latin Cultural Center, Dallas, TX
Hecho in Dallas juried show
2010

2910 Gallery, Dallas, TX
SPCA Benefit
2008

City of Shreveport, LA
Dia De Los Muertos exhibition
2007

email: kristinebyars@me.com

phone: 214-908-8655

Contact me for an estimate to create your own uniquely commissioned painting, or for pricing on existing pieces. Giclee prints available on some pieces.

 

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