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The Painting Portfolio of Kyle Heinly

A painting made primarily with yellow hues and sketch-style figures...all the chaos beautiful

Kyle Heinly is an artist who works in paint and mixed media, producing images that explore the limits of figurative painting while expressing a unique abstracted style. The artist’s paintings explore a wide range of subjects in a style that remains impressively cohesive in its wildness.

A painting of several geometric marks that could form a faceUntitled


Kyle’s gallery of originals contains numerous examples of the artist’s style. Browsing through these images, I see the potential influences of cubism, abstraction, surrealism, and expressionism among other historic artistic styles. Even still, Kyle’s painting exist in a thoroughly contemporary realm, channelling the work of illustrators like Joey Feldman, or abstract painters like Noah NJ Bowman.

The front page of Kyle Heinly's art websiteKyle's artist portfolio website,


The artist’s human figures are especially fascinating, in my opinion. I like the way that Kyle reduces these figures down to their barest essentials, giving the viewer a framework for interpreting each image while also allowing plenty of space for individual interpretation and symbolism.

A painting of a cityscape produced in red huescityscape at dusk

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Dallas Jeffs Art Writer

Dallas Jeffs is the Editor of Artist Run Website's blog. They hold a degree in Critical and Cultural Practices from Emily Carr University of Art and Design, as well as a certificate in Technical Writing from BCIT. Dallas has a passion for speaking and writing about art, and sharing that interest with others. In their studio practice they are an illustrator and budding tattoo artist, but they consider themselves a writer foremost. If you like art, books and culture with a science fiction twist, check out Dallas' personal blog, HappySpaceNoises or their art on Instagram.

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