Kyle Sims: Journey to the Wild
September 7 - September 19, Open House: September 19, 4-6pm
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Kyle Sims
Back in the Deep Timber

oil on canvas
28h x 34w in
71.12h x 86.36w cm
$12,500

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Kyle Sims
Big Sky Bison

oil on canvas
40h x 60w in
101.60h x 152.40w cm
$28,000

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Kyle Sims
Colossal Encounter

oil on canvas
80h x 50w in
203.20h x 127w cm
$60,000

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Kyle Sims
Headwaters Crossing

oil on canvas
32h x 26w in
81.28h x 66.04w cm
$10,000

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Kyle Sims
In a Land of Towers

oil on canvas
24h x 46w in
60.96h x 116.84w cm
$15,000

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Kyle Sims
October Meadow

oil on canvas
26h x 56w in
66.04h x 142.24w cm
$18,500

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Kyle Sims
Open Spaces

oil on canvas
24h x 36w in
60.96h x 91.44w cm
$12,000

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Kyle Sims
River Dive

oil on canvas
26h x 44w in
66.04h x 111.76w cm
$15,000

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Kyle Sims
Snowcat

oil on canvas
27h x 44w in
68.58h x 111.76w cm
$16,000

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Kyle Sims
Sending a Message-SOLD

oil on canvas
15h x 20w in
38.10h x 50.80w cm
SOLD

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Kyle Sims
Steamy Morning

oil on canvas
34h x 48w in
86.36h x 121.92w cm
$22,000

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Kyle Sims
The Gathering

oil on canvas
22h x 40w in
55.88h x 101.60w cm
$12,000

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Kyle Sims
Yellowstone Celebrity-SOLD

oil on canvas
33h x 40w in
83.82h x 101.60w cm
SOLD

Press release

Trailside Galleries is pleased to announce Kyle Sims: A Journey To The Wild. The show of new studio works by the Montana based wildlife artist opens September 7 and continues through September 19.

Painting with a sense of immediacy, Sims brings the viewer into the wild with his finely depicted scenery and the natural realism. An avid outdoorsman, he often paints on location which has helped him to develop a precise palette based on colors he observes in the wild.  He uses this pal-ette in the studio in an attempt to help his paintings look more life-like rather than photographic.  He comments, “Painting on location trains you to see and interpret how life really looks to the eye, rather than the camera.  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.”

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 artistic influences have included such notable wildlife artists as Carl Brenders, Terry Isaac, Dan Smith, Paco Young and Tucker Smith.

Of his newest studio paintings he notes, “These new works are the culmination of new ideas and thoughts I’ve had in regards to my approach to painting over the last couple of years, combined with my greater past.  I’ve been trying new approaches with the beginning of a painting and experimenting to see how that can affect the end result.  My hope is that this may create a more visually interesting painting that the collector can enjoy years down the road.”  He continues,  “I also find myself looking for the abstracts one can come across in nature and improving upon them when needed.  Per my own tastes, I think the highest form of visual art is when you can create a pleasing abstract within the grasps of reality.”

Kyle Sims is an annual exhibitor and award winner at the Prix De West Exhibition and Sale in Oklahoma City. He is also an exhibitor at the Masters of the American West Sale at the Autry National Center in Los Angeles which in 2013 and 2016 awarded him the Bob Kuhn Wildlife Award.  In 2016 he was the Featured Artist for the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition in Charleston, South Carolina.