Kim Lanus Works

Kim Lanus 



Kim was born in Rome, New York, grew up in New England, and currently resides in Texas. Art became a way of life for Kim after being deeply moved by the art of Toulouse Lautrec, Rosetti, Raphael, Albrecht Durer and later Carriere and Edward Hopper while attending The University of Texas at Arlington. She had a great love for the study of people, and humanity and received a degree in psychology, but always kept art in her heart and continued to study after graduating



Kim’s subject matter is of the old west or a devotional nature. She works in acrylic on canvas, board, or paper. She believes that color heals, inspires, and forms her passion for western life. 



Inspired by old black and white movies and old photos, her work crosses from what is living to what is past. Three motifs predominate: a romantic portrayal of the 1940s, of the eternal or spiritual, and a comedic rendition. Youthful and fresh, rich in content and color, deeply spiritual, highly evocative, the art of Kim Lanus casts an eye to the future by incorporating the wisdom and tradition of the past into her thoroughly modern sensibility.



Kim has done numerous workshops for the art guilds of Granbury, McKinney, Wylie, and Richardson, Texas. She competed in juried shows such as the Collin County show, and the Plano annual show and Wylie and Irving Texas. She received first and second place awards repeatedly in these locations, as well as Best of Show for the Art Institute of Chicago. Kim is often written up in the “Observer” in Dallas and she has painted over eight hundred paintings that are found in collections from New York to San Diego