Kaye’s love for horses started her capturing them in pencil at a young age, and when she began painting in the early 80s, it was clear that her passion for horses and cowboys would be the focus of her work. She works mostly in oil & pencil. Her subject may stray from cowboys to a landscape, an old barn, or wildlife, but it still reflects her love of the West. The show circuit throughout Idaho, Oregon, Washington and Montana was a big part of Kaye’s life for many years and exposed her to many wonderful artists that became her mentors and friends.
Kaye has received countless awards over the years, including many “Best of Show” and “People�s Choice” but her most coveted are two “Best of Show” awards from the National Western Art Show in Ellensburg, Washington, as this award is voted on by fellow artists. Twice she has received “Best of Show” honors in the on-line Western Art Rodeo Association competition. Once in 2018 and once in 2019.
Her paintings and prints adorn the walls of many private homes not only in the US, but France, Germany, England, Holland, and Japan. She also has a piece in the Albertson’s Corporate Headquarters permanent collection.