EVOLUTION of an ARTIST
by Michele Corriel
“What I want people to understand is that I have a whole team behind me,” she says. “I have four employees, who take care of shipments, track dates/calendars, and manage my media marketing. I just hired someone to run my warehouse that we are turning into a gallery.
CATCHING A WATERFALL IN A TEA CUP
by Michele Corriel
The rush of color. The pull of a landscape. The quiet calling of a summer sunset. Kira Fercho’s art shines from within. She has the joyful confidence of a painter who trusts her path. Whatever comes her way is the way she follows. She trusts that her artistic instincts will not lead her astray.
THE ARTISTS JOURNEY AT MIDLIFE
by Aaron Kampfe
This year, Kira Fercho comfortably turns 40 and settles into midlife. Like many who hit this milestone year, Kira is reflective about the past and also thinking forward about the next phases of her life.
WESTERN ART WEEK
All of Kira’s work is original oil. She is one of the very few professional artists that does not allow any prints of her work to be made. Because of this, her work is considered to be “scarce” and is an investment. Know that the piece you are looking at today will be at a value 10-20% next year. The following is an article from the Winter 2021 edition of WHJ:
BENEFIT FOR THE MSUB SCHOLARSHIP LOT FEATURING ARTIST KIRA FERCHO AT NORTH ACRE REAL ESTATE
I started pursuing my college education when I was only 17. By the time I started my master’s program, I was a single mother who was willing to work for a better life for my daughter and myself. I was full of ambition and low on funds....
ART CUSTOMIZED FOR THE HOME AND SOUL
THE PROCESS OF KIRA FERCHO
For Kira Fercho, the painting process doesn’t begin with a blank canvas but rather with an open mind. The process is interpersonal and cerebral before it is artistic and physical. Prior to the initial work of art creation,
BILLINGS "40 UNDER 40"
Fercho studied art and psychology in college, and went into art education. After deciding that teaching wasn’t her cup of tea, she went to work at the Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch. Later, she returned to Montana State University Billings where she received a master’s degree in counseling. One of Fercho’s better known works is an expansive display of 12 tepees on display at the Billings Clinic.
ARTISTS ORIGINAL COMMISSION BLOSSOMS TO 12 PAINTINGS FOR BILLINGS CLINIC COMMONS
Billings artist Kira Fercho set out to paint one tepee, but fate intervened. The single tepee painting was originally commissioned by Jim Duncan, president of the Billings Clinic Foundation. It was to hang in the commons area of the Clinic off North 28th Street. Fercho said she was honored to be chosen, but her vision was to paint 12 tepees to represent all 12 federally recognized tribes in Montana.
ARTIST OF THE WEST: TAKING CHANCES
Kira Fercho pulls into a turnout in Gallatin Canyon. In the back of her pickup she carries a 5-gallon plastic bucket filled with paints, brushes, knives and a few small canvases. “This is a spot I’ve been eyeing for a while,” she says, stepping out into the quiet morning, the river chatting behind us. “Painting is an excuse to be outdoors all day.” As she sets up on the tailgate, laying out three blank canvases, a bald eagle skims above us and follows the curve of the river.