Born and raised on a ranch in western North Dakota, Kaye Burian finds her western way of life easy to portray. Many times she has drawn from her rodeo and ranching background to give her paintings an authentic and realistic look.
Ranching is still a part of her life as she and her husband, Myran, own and operate the Lazy 77 Ranch, near Manning, North Dakota. Their ranch is home to a commercial red and Black Angus herd of cattle, and they raise and use American Quarter Horses in their ranching operation.
These surroundings help Kaye encounter the natural world and its inhabitants face-to-face and bring that experience to her art. Their emotions help her portray her subjects with fidelity and realism.
Kaye's work is featured in the February issue of Western Art Collector 2016.