Size: 9" x 7"
Medium: Oil on panel
About the artist:
Born in Missouri in 1957, Kyle Carroll has been a
ôstudent of the woods" since his youth. His art and the subjects
he paints are a reflection of a life long interest in American history,
and the outdoors. Researching his work and physically experiencing
the elements during living history events, treks into the wilderness
with his muzzleloader and re-enactments have helped him develop
an affinity with the hardy breed of men and women who lived and
died on the edge of civilization. As a biologist, hunter, historian
and re-enactor, Carroll brings a unique perspective to his work.
Kyle devotes time to research his subjects before he begins work
on a historical project. Historical accuracy combined with his extensive
knowledge of frontier America and its natural history is reflected
in his paintings.
He studied art in college before earning a Biology
degree, but attributes much of his ability to what he has learned
to trial and error and the help from other artists. His work has
been influenced by David Wright, Tom Lovell and a host of other
historical artists and friends. Kyle lives with his wife Sharon
on a wooded hill side above historic Lost Creek near Maysville,