Featured Artist Kaye Synoground


Kaye Synoground, beloved mother, wife, teacher, and artist passed away in July, 2015.

Kaye was a career artist with over thirty years of experience including professional illustration, as an owner of her own studio gallery, A Closer Look in Multnomah Village, and teaching at places like the Multnomah Athletic Club and The Multnomah Art Center. Kaye was a member of the Watercolor Society of Oregon, the Colored Pencil Society of America, the Beaverton Arts Commission, and the Westside Artists group. Her work has been exhibited at the Washington County Museum, the Columbia Arts Center, the Halvorsen Gallery and the Newport Visual Arts Center. She also has had work published in “The Best of Colored Pencil” 1996 and 1997 by Rockport Publishers in Massachusetts.

Kaye passed away after a battle with pancreatic cancer. She had enjoyed a brief remission in the spring and early sumer of 2015, during which time she worked in her studio and put on a lovely retrospective show at Village Frame & Gallery in Multnomah Village. An artist until the end, Kaye showed a zest for art and life that was remarkable and was admired by all that knew her.

2 Replies to “Featured Artist Kaye Synoground”

  1. Kaye was briefly a member of Oregon Society of Artists (OBA), a group I helped to start in the fall of 2012. She was enthusiastic about our new group, and came to many of our monthly drawing sessions before her illness required her to stop participating. She was a wonderful, generous presence among us.
    Having heard of her recent remission, and her new show, I’m shocked and saddened at the news of her death. We will miss her warmth, her talent and her friendship very much.
    Our sincere condolences to her family.

  2. I am sorry to miss the celebration of Kaye’s life. Although I live in the Village, I just heard about it tonight which is a day too late. I somehow it would have been more readily known since there was no details in the paper.

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