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Kaye was born and raised in Idaho. The first time she laid eyes on a horse, it was love at first sight. As her fathers job was with the mobile crew for Idaho Power, she was constantly on the move, there was no way she could have a horse, so she drew them as compensation. She continued to draw into adulthood, but never had any formal training.
She graduated from Emmett High School in 1966 and married that fall. The second year they were married, her husband, Larry, took his first ranch job. She was finally living her dream of being married to a cowboy. Their jobs took them from Emmett to Cascade, Cambridge, Council, Fruitvale and back to Cambridge, where they currently reside.
In the late 1970's while they were living at Fruitvale, (a beautiful mountain setting in the timber on the West Fork of the Weiser River), she took a tole painting class. With paint and brushes in hand she ventured forth and did her first oil painting. That was the begining of a whole new world, capturing her way of life and her surroundings on canvas.
Over the years she has strived to constantly improve her work and has experimented with many other mediums. Her favorite is acrylic, but she still enjoys working in pencil and oil.
She has taken too many awards over the years to list. All the awards are truly appreciated, but her most treasured are the two "Best of Shows" (1998 & 2007) from the National Western Art Show in Ellensburg, Washington, as this award is voted on by the participating artists.
She opened her own gallery in Cambridge, Idaho in 1991.