Studio 9

Kym Easter

Oil & Acrylic Paint

My love of nature is the driving force behind my artwork. Living in Travelers Rest, SC I’m daily surrounded by the beauty of nature. The outdoors has always been my happy place. 

I paint primarily animal portraits and wildlife in acrylics and oils. I tend to paint in a series of paintings, this allows me to experiment with one subject until I’ve tried all of my ideas. Using copyright-free reference photos the research required for each new series can take months, but when I’m ready to start painting I work for days and hours on end. 

My hope is that my animals make a connection with the viewer and a story is sparked in their imagination.


Kym Easter lives in Travelers Rest in north Greenville County, SC. The beauty of her surroundings And it’s many animals are a constant inspiration to her work. 

Growing up in West Virginia on a large farm she attended West Virginia Tech University for Engineering Design and West Virginia State for a teaching degree, always minoring in Art. 

Her art show wins and sales started while still in high school. After moving to South Carolina many years where spent exhibiting in nationally juried art fairs with her family, winning Best of Show several times. 

Kym’s passion is building a supportive arts community for the many talented people in her area. She was one of the original three that started the TR Town Art Crawl, was on the board of directors for the Travelers Rest Artists alliance and a co-founder in the WR Fine Art Gallery in TR. 

She is the co-owner of the newest gallery in Travelers Rest, the Wild Hare Gallery + Studios on N Poinsett Highway.

Her work has been represented at many galleries including the Artists Guild Gallery of Greenville, The Art Cellar and The State of Art, Columbia SC.