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. She appreciates the subtleties.
Kira is known best for her Tipi and her Aspen paintings. They have both become a muse for her, as they transcend earth and sky, touching both this world and the next. Living in Big Sky country, and specially in eastern Montana, Kira’s experience of seeing vast expanses of land framed by large, open skies influences both her artwork and worldview. 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. Kira’s work is promoted by Cowboys & Indians Magazine, Western Home Journal and Big Sky Journal.
Kira is currently focused on providing opportunities for friends and clients of Gold Mountain Gallery to own commissioned artwork. Contact the gallery with your ideas, pictures or vision, and you’ll be hanging a gallery quality oil painting on your wall within 6-8 weeks.