Kyle Sims

b. 1980

Kyle Sims


Cheyenne, Wyoming


Wildlife in landscape painting

Sims’s training with the arts began very early, but with no formal regimen in place. His talent and interest was recognized early by his parents and they nurtured and encouraged this passion. At 13, he was inspired by the work of Carl Brenders. At 16, he began taking workshops that enabled him to meet Dan Smith, who has since become a good friend, and Paco Young, who nurtured his development and encouraged him to paint from life. Painting in the field altered the way Sims sees, not only his subjects, but how it can help an artist to make a more pleasing painting.

Sims paints to visually re-enact the experiences he has had in the wild with his animals.