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.

Dutch Art Gallery, Dallas, TX
Bee Street Studio, Dallas TX
Upstairs Inn, Hico, TX
Artists of Texas
Contemporary Fine Art International

Gallery on Main
Mt. Vernon, TX
Franklin Country Arts Alliance exhibition
Oct. 2018

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

Dutch Art Gallery, Dallas TX
Juried exhibitions
2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

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

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

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

Norwood Flynn Gallery, Dallas, TX

Luminarte Gallery, Dallas, TX
Show and Sale

Bath House Cultural Center, Dallas, TX
multiple exhibitions

The Cameron Gallery, Dallas, TX

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

2910 Gallery, Dallas, TX
SPCA Benefit

City of Shreveport, LA
Dia De Los Muertos exhibition


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.


Feature Artist in Dallas Business Journal's 2018 Book of Lists

American Women Artists

Contemporary Fine Art International

Artists of Texas

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