Featured Artist Kimm Byers

Picture of Kimm Byers holding one of his paintings
Kimm Byers

About the Artist

Award-winning artist, Kimm Byers describes his creations as “Emotionalism” and defines emotionalism with, “where color and feeling meet on paper or canvas for an eye opening Flash.”

After graduating from high school in 1969 Byers set out to develop his own style of painting, the result is “Emotionalism” and unique to Kimm Byers. He has displayed his art in Galleries up and down the West Coast of the United States.

Kimm Byers’ work has been purchased by and is displayed in international galleries and museums. Byers was commissioned by the Portland Rose Festival as the official Artist in 1988 and 1989 – the first person to be honored with this title since the Festivals inception in 1906.

Byers was selected as the “official artist” for the Valley Center, CA., Sesquicentennial Celebrations in 2012 donating the commissioned art to the Valley Center Music Festival as the Grand Prize in a raffle fundraiser – the winner consequently donating the piece to the Valley Center Historic Society, where it is displayed in the Museum.

See Kimm Byers’ Artwork in Person at Village Frame & Gallery

Watercolor painting of Willamette River and surrounding Portland area
By Kimm Byers
Watercolor painting of cabin in Mt. Hood forest with mountain behind
By Kimm Byers

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