Studies and Travel
Hi!! I am Kayla Weber Nord and I was born and raised in Lexington, Kentucky. I ventured down the road to Transylvania University and studied Education and Studio Art.
My junior year of college I embarked on a semester of studying and traveling in Florence, Italy. My artwork flourished there and I really began developing my painting and photography skills. My love of travel also became a huge part of my life, and I am constantly whisking off on another adventure any chance I get. My husband and I love using our summers and any time off, for "backpacking and seeing the world! We will be visiting our 30th country this year!
A Little bit of Life
I was an elementary art teacher for 6 years, at the same time I was starting up my art career and event venue at The Barn at Springhouse. Everything grew very quickly, and I just recently quit teaching to pursue my passion of art and events!
In college, I knew I wanted to be an artist, but didn’t think I would be able to support myself on solely that— fast foward several years and here I am! I am so thankful for this journey!
On the weekends you can find me out and about in Lexington with my husband, John, and our golden retriever, Bulleit.. unless we are traveling, of course!
I draw my inspiration from the world around me and I love showing the beauty of Kentucky and places from our travels. I paint many vibrant Kentucky scenes, animals, flowers and abstracts in a mixture of realism and impressionism.
My favorite media is acrylic, but I do some work in watercolor depending on the subject matter. I am constantly drawn to bright and vibrant color palettes and I love to layer the acrylic paint to create texture. My paintings always show movement through abstracted brushstrokes, combined with quick marks made by sennelier oil pastels.