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Kira is a modern impressionist painter known for her thick and juicy original oil paintings. With training in Russian Impressionism and Western Tonalism, she paints what she knows: the land, the people, and the culture of the west, Montana in particular.
Kira creates spaces through scope, scale, color palettes and subject matter. From the initial design process to the installation, she thrives on collaborating with her client’s vision. Her work is as comfortable in a modern corporate office in LA as it is in the Billings Clinic Atrium (the largest medical center in a 3 state area). She is able to create a body of work that is both appropriate and emotional.
Kira is known best for her Tipi and her Aspen paintings. They have both become a muse for her, they transcend earth and sky, touching both this world and the next. Living in Big Sky country, specifically eastern Montana, Kira’s experience of seeing vast expanses of land framed by large, open skies influences both her artwork and worldview.
Kira doesn’t allow prints to be made of her works, although she has made paintings available in the form of handmade silk scarves. Kira continues to wow her audience at live painting events, auctions and galleries. Her best known show and auction is the annual Charlie Russell Live Auction at Western Art Week in Great Falls, Montana.
You’ll find Kira’s paintings in 6 national galleries, 2 museums and the White House. Her artwork is owned by everyday people as well as celebrities Emmy Lou Harris, Karen Pence and Dan Rather. One of Kira’s favorite commissioned pieces is a 4 panel (each panel is 4’ x 6‘) welcome painting at Joe Rickett’s (Ameritrade/Chicago Cubs) meditation center.
Kira’s paintings are promoted by Cowboys & Indians Magazine, Western Home Journal and Big Sky Journal.