Gary Kyte, a resident of Western New York, is an artist whose talent shines through his self-taught techniques. With a background in art from high school and colleges in Buffalo like Hilbert and Canisius, he has honed his skills to create mesmerizing landscapes infused with a touch of mystery. Gary’s artwork has been showcased in esteemed institutions such as the Burchfield Penney Art Center, where two of his remarkable paintings are housed. Gary’s artistic journey has also taken him to Sonoma and La Jolla, California, where his work has garnered attention.
Emulating the techniques employed by the old masters, Kyte employs a unique approach. He begins by working on a darkened canvas, creating a sense of depth, and then gradually adds layers of acrylic in lighter hues. The result is a collection of surreal landscapes that transport viewers to isolated houses atop hills, bathed in the warm golden light of the setting sun against an enchanting blue-violet or periwinkle sky. These evocative scenes elicit a duality of emotions, blending tranquility and tension to convey a profound sense of solitude.