Island Lake Shimmer

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24 X 36
31 X 43 Framed
Oil on Linen

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b.1980

Kyle was born on June 12, 1980 and was raised near Cheyenne, Wyoming. Kyle’s training with the arts began very early, but with no formal regimen in place. His talent and interest was recognized early by his parents and they nurtured and encouraged this passion. He had very intelligent art teachers throughout his school years that taught him the fundamentals and principals of art, but also had the ability to let Kyle run with things when they saw the chance versus forcing him into their view of “good art”. Kyle also enjoyed the competition that came with athletics, including cross country, basketball, and track. But it was around the age of 13 that he can remember having a strong interest building towards painting animals in particular.

At the age of 16 Kyle began taking workshops from artists making a living from their work. Some notable teachers were artists named Terry Isaac, Daniel Smith, and Paco Young.  Kyle began to heavily study the works of those who painted wildlife in a realistic manner and in the medium of acrylics.  He used acrylics for five to six years following this time and recalls it as being a great way to continue his improvement with drawing and layering with paint.  Acrylic dries very quickly and made the layering process more efficient.

Paco Young was very influential with Kyle’s development.  It was Paco that really hammered home on how important it was to get outside and paint from life.  Painting in the field altered the way Kyle sees, not only his subjects, but how it can help an artist to make a more pleasing painting.  This method will, over time, train your eye to become accustomed to how actual life appears to the human eye/brain.

After high school, Kyle attended Rocky Mountain College in Billings, Montana.   He spent much of that time taking advantage of the Montana experience and spent a great deal of time in the Beartooth Mountains.  One fun memory he has is in the fact that he was able to take a course in fly fishing!  It was an extracurricular course, but still a very fitting option for a Montana school.  He truly feels that getting outside is paramount and is half or more of the enjoyment of being a wildlife artist.

Every year, Kyle’s tastes with painting and art continue to evolve through practice and study.  This isn’t something forced, but rather a product of time and passion, bordering on obsession.

Education

 BA, Rocky Mountain College, Billings, MT

Kyle Sims Painting, Oil on Linen 24 X 36 (Interest categories: Oil on Linen, Landscape, Lake, Painting, Traditional Paintings, Fine Art, Art Gallery, Kyle Sims Artist)

• National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, Prix De West, Oklahoma City, OK, 2009-2015
• Autry National Center, Masters of the American West, Los Angeles, CA, 2009-2015
• National Museum of Wildlife Art, Western Visions Show and Sale, Jackson, WY, 2008-2014
• Settlers West Galleries, Settlers West American Miniatures, Tucson, AZ, 2008-2014
• Collectors Covey, Annual Miniature Show, Dallas, TX, 2006-2014
• Ponderosa Gallery, Fall Classics, Hamilton, MT, 2006-2014
• Trailside Galleries, Showcase, Jackson, WY, 2006-2014
• Buffalo Bill Center For The West, Buffalo Bill Art Show and Sale, Cody, WY, 2004-2014
• Bennington Center for the Arts, Artists for a New Century, Bennington, VT, 2006
• Arts for the Parks, Top 100, Washington, DC, 2005
• Society of Animal Artists, 45th Annual Exhibition, Berthoud, CO, 2005
• Douglas Invitational, Douglas, WY, 2000-2004
• Southwest Art "21 under 31" September 2002

Awards
• Masters of the America West, Bob Kuhn Wildlife Award, 2013
• Buffalo Bill Art Show and Sale, Best in Show, 2009
• Prix De West Art Show and Sale, Major General and Mrs. Don D. Pittman Wildlife Award, 2009
• Arts for the Parks, Top 100 and Wildlife Award, 2005
• Society of Animal Artists, Distinguished Young Artist Award, 2004
• Douglas Invitational, People’s Choice Award 2000 & 2002
• Douglas Invitational, Sponsor’s Choice Award, 2000
Public Collections
• University of Cal Poly, Pomona, CA
Selected Press
• Safari Magazine, Cover Artist, September/October, 2014
• Art of the West, "The Studio", March/April 2012
• Southwest Art, "Being There", February, 2012
• Western Art Collector, "Nature’s Calling", Sept 2010
• Art of the West, "Gaining Ground", Sept/Oct 2010
• Western Art and Architecture, "Illuminations – One’s to Watch", Fall/Winter 2009
• Western Art Collector, "Following the Big Game", September, 2009
• Western Art Collector, "Fall Gold", September, 2008
• Art of the West, Guidebook, "Special Beauty", 2008
• Western Art Collector, "Wild Kingdom", Oct 2007
• Wildlife Art "Catch a Shooting Star" March/April 2007 (cover)
• Art of the West, "Paying Tribute to the West’s Wild Spirit", March/April 2007
• Southwest Art, "21 and Under", 2002
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"Moore Art: A Family Affair"

Exhibition, Reception, and Sale

Colorado Springs, CO – Broadmoor Galleries is excited to announce ” Moore Art: A Family Affair,” a special exhibition featuring the works of American impressionist painter Robert Moore and his two children, Anna, and Robbie Moore. The exhibition will open on May, 18, 2023, and run through June 8th, 2023, at Broadmoor Galleries located at The Broadmoor, 1 Lake Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO 80906.

WHAT:    Moore Art: A Family Affair

WHO:      Featuring:
                 Robert Moore, Anna Moore, and Robbie Moore


WHEN:    Thursday, May 18th, from 4-8PM


WHERE:  Broadmoor Galleries at the Broadmoor Hotel
                  1 Lake Circle
                  Colorado Springs CO 80906
                  (719)577-5744
                  https://broadmoorgalleries.com/events/

 

Broadmoor Galleries in Colorado Springs is proud to present “Moore Art: A Family Affair,” an exhibition that showcases the unique artistic styles of American impressionist artist Robert Moore, and his two children, Anna, and Robbie Moore. Robert, who is colorblind and paints with both hands simultaneously, has established himself as a prominent figure in the art world, and his children have followed in his footsteps.

Robert Moore, a celebrated American painter who is colorblind and paints with both hands simultaneously, is known for his signature landscapes, cityscapes, and portraits. The exhibition will showcase a range of Moore’s works alongside those of his talented children.

“Moore Art: A Family Affair” is a unique opportunity to experience the work of three incredibly talented artists from the same family,” said Broadmoor Galleries director, Jamie Oberloh. “Robert Moore’s impressionistic style is a true representation of the beauty and diversity of America, and his children Anna and Robbie are following in his footsteps with their own unique styles and techniques.”

Robert Moore’s artistic achievements are all the more remarkable given that he is colorblind. Despite this, he has become known for his ability to create vivid and striking color palettes in his paintings. He has also developed a unique technique of painting with both hands simultaneously, which allows him to create intricate details and textures in his works.

Moore’s use of both hands to paint has been compared to the way a pianist uses both hands to play a complex piece of music. This technique requires a great deal of focus and coordination, and it has become one of Moore’s signature methods.

Moore’s colorblindness has also influenced his work in other ways. He has said that he is drawn to painting landscapes because he is able to see the world in shades of green, which he can differentiate more easily than other colors. This has led him to develop a deep appreciation for the beauty of nature and the environment.

Despite his colorblindness and unique painting technique, Robert Moore has become one of America’s most beloved impressionist painters. His works continue to inspire and captivate viewers, and his contributions to American art are truly remarkable.

Anna Moore, a professional artist in her own right, draws inspiration from her father’s work and her surroundings, using her skillful brushstrokes to capture the essence of nature in her landscapes. She works in a variety of media, including oil painting, watercolor, and printmaking. Her work is inspired by the natural beauty of the American West and the people and places that inhabit it.  

Robbie Moore, who recently graduated with a Finance degree from the University of Arkansas, has always had a passion for art and the natural world. He has developed his skills in drawing, gouache, watercolor, and oil painting, and his work has been featured in a company calendar commissioned by his employer. With his father’s legacy of developing artists and a lineage of artists in his family, Robbie’s future aspiration is to make the most out of his upbringing and create a name for himself in the art world.

“We are thrilled to have the opportunity to showcase the work of three incredibly talented artists,” said Broadmoor Galleries’ director, Jamie Oberloh. “The combination of Robert’s impressionistic paintings with Anna and Robbie’s unique styles and mediums creates a truly exceptional exhibition that will delight and inspire our visitors. Their paintings are a true representation of the beauty and diversity of America, and we are honored to share the work with our community.”

The exhibition will be open to the public from May 18th, 2023, through June 8th, 2023, and will feature a special reception on May 18th, 2023, from 4-8 pm, where visitors can meet the artists and enjoy light refreshments. All works in the exhibition will be available for sale.

Workshop Materials List

1. Clay – Chavant Le Beau Touche. Get the regular clay, not HM (high melt).
2. Clay warming devices, a metal bucket with a clamp on heat lamp or 100 W bulb works great.
3. Tie wire.
4. Aluminum foil.
5. Scissors.
6. Favorite sculpture tools.
7. Plank of wood (pine) approximately 8″ x 8″ x 2″.
Bring as many planks as you wish…the wood is used as the base for your sculpture.
8. Plumber’s pipe, 1/2″ threaded: Bring several different lengths…up to 10″…not PVC pipe.
Plumber’s pipe T joint.
Plumber’s pipe couplers.
Plumber’s pipe flange.
9. Screws and screwdriver to secure the flange to wood…this may be done before you arrive. (Place flange in the center of plank)
10. Wire cutters
11. Needle nose pliers
12. Rubber mallet.
13. Spatula
14. Measuring devices such as rulers, measuring tape, dividers, and calipers.
15. Because we concentrate on BIRDS IN FLIGHT, live models in the classroom are more distracting than useful. I will demonstrate the technique of constructing a cantilevered bird armature that can be used for many different bird species and will show you how to assemble shapes to capture the “gist” of the specific bird.
16. Bird field guides such as Peterson, Stokes, Golden, or Sibley. Sibley’s Guide to Birds (not Sibley’s Guide to Bird Life and Behavior) is best if bringing only one field guide. This popular book can usually be purchased at any bookstore.
17. Bring your laptop to the class if possible.
18. Bring your sketchbook.

1 Lake Circle Colorado Springs, Colorado 80906
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