Kayla Eykelboom is a landscape artist who grew up in Canmore, Alberta on Treaty 7 Territory and now resides in Fernie, British Columbia.
Working in the acrylic medium, Kayla completes her paintings on thick edge canvas. You can expect to see a vibrancy in her work that amplifies the natural beauty of landscapes in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Kayla’s goal is to evoke a sense of awe, connection, and celebration to the viewer, inspiring those who experience her work to draw closer to the natural world.
Kayla’s playful style is constantly growing with her, but elements that will remain recognizable in her work include vibrant tones, softly blended gradients, and an overall interplay between precise detail and more expressive components. Her most recent work intends to lean into the effect of water on her paints; utilizing layering to create textures that are somewhat prismatic and unapologetically unique.
Guided by a curiosity to understand more about the natural world, Kayla obtained a Biology degree specializing in Ecological Sciences from the University of Alberta. After several years of working as a field biologist, an injury nudged her back onto a path of pursuing a career in fine art.
“My goal with painting, along with achieving the sheer personal enjoyment and peace that creating brings me, is to inspire the viewer to pursue frequent adventures in the outdoors with loved ones. To me, the celebration of the natural world in the form of painting creates a platform for discussions about ecological conservation, where people can come together to share stories and learnings, and feelings of joy and gratitude. I wholeheartedly wish for all people to care for the natural world and its unique ecosystems for generations to come, so that the landscapes I choose to share on canvas remain vibrant in reality.”
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