Kim Wyly

Kim Wyly grew up in McAllen, Texas. She is a graduate of the University of Texas at Dallas with a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies and has studied bronze sculpture and painting at SMU and the Creative Arts Center in Dallas. Kim has enjoyed painting for 10 years and has held exhibitions at Cerulean Gallery in Dallas and Elliott Yeary Gallery in Aspen. She contributes 20% of her proceeds from art sales to charity.

Kim has lived in Dallas for 18 years and is happily married to Evan Wyly. They have a beagle named Sancho; a beagle won Best in Show at the 2008 Westminster Dog Show!

Artist's Statement:

I enjoy many different mediums of art, including photography, bronze sculpture, and oil painting. I've been influenced by several artists, including Chagal, Basquiat, and Giacometti. I often use symbolism to reflect my feelings and dreams, and as a way to transfer my subconscious mind to the canvas. Sometimes I use art as a form of journaling. Each painting is an exercise in working through emotions or experiences. Art, my family, and my faith in God have helped me through some of the most difficult times in my life. Art parallels life, in that it is a journey, and I am learning through the process. Art has taught me to be patient and to live in the moment. I leave the "meaning" of each piece to the individual viewer.