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Burian, Kaye
Discipline: Painting

As a long-time rancher and part-owner of the Lazy 77 ranch, painter Kaye Burian has all of the inspiration she needs right outside of her Manning, North Dakota studio window. She studies, interacts with, and has an appreciation for her natural surroundings - and the buffalo, cattle, and horses who inhabit them. She feels that one can only paint what one appreciates and understands, which she says is “essential and can only be obtained by interaction with both animals and environments.”

Burian is an accomplished artist with a Bachelor of Science degree in art and elementary education from Dickinson State University. She taught art in the local schools for six years before turning to painting full-time. Since then, she has been the recipient of several awards including the People’s Choice Award at the Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Medora and the First Place Award from the North Dakota Wildlife Federal Competition. Her art has been sold across the United States and Canada and in foreign countries as far away as Sweden.

Burian has served on the Finance Committee and the President’s Advisory Council at Dickinson State University and, most recently, on the Board of Directors for the North Dakota Cowboy Hall of Fame. She has personally competed in rodeo events and is adept at both horsemanship and showmanship of cattle and horses.

With her landscape, wildlife, and western-themed oil paintings, Burian captures the still beauty and latent strength of nature in it's quiet moments. Displaying an intimate understanding of the anatomy, structure, movement, and behavior of the wildlife and other nature that surrounds her, she is able to isolate a single moment in time, like making a photograph in her mind, and create a fully realistic representation of it in her work.

- Ben Nemenoff 

Contact Kaye Burian/Lazy 77 Studio:
980 119th Avenue SW
Manning, ND 58642

Painting titled 3 Forks

Above the Missouri painting
"Three Forks"
Above the Missouri

The Bachelors

Mom and Me
"The Bachelors"
"Mom and Me"
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