Windermere Real Estate Mount Baker
4919 South Genesee Street
Seattle, WA 98118


Wednesday, Nov. 8th
5:30 - 8:30pm
Refreshments will be served


Meet Kelly Lyles

The NW artist known equally for her paintings, artcars, colourful clothing, and networking on behalf of the WA arts community.

A bit about Kelly...

I’m a NW artist known equally for my paintings, Artcars, colourful clothing, and networking on behalf of the WA arts community. As a representational (award-winning) painter I work in all media, Oil, acrylic & watercolour, and taught drawing for 20 years at Bellevue College

I've had an exciting life, growing up all over the world thanks to a father in the International division of 3M company. I continue to travel regularly, and have led 5 International art delegations since 2009, forging alliances in China, Eastern Europe, Cuba and the last to South Africa. These were life-changing (and life-affirming). Next up, Croatia?

I'm also involved in the ARTCAR movement. We decorate and embellish (painting, sculpting and sometimes welding) our vehicles, so they are rolling canvases of the ultimate 'public art'. My Leopard Bernstein (named after the famous Composer) has been featured in film, television, magazines, newspapers and books. Currently I drive the EXCESSORIES ODD-YSSEY, a Honda Van covered with women's fashion accessories (jewelry, purses, shoes, belts, sunglasses and more) and a magnetic paper-doll of myself on the hood (with various interchangeable outfits from my own closet). We drive in caravans traveling en masse (with frequent stops at outsider-art installations) to appear in parades and exhibits around the U.S. For 22 years I've produced THE SEATTLE ARTCAR BLOWOUT at the Fremont Fair, wherein 50-75 vehicles come from all over the USA and BC to exhibit for 3 days.

My studio, home & Artcars have been featured in numerous television shows and magazine/newspaper articles. A bibliography would include Harrod Blank’s 2 ‘Artcars’ books and his documentary, AUTOMORPHOSIS. Publications include Weird Washington book. National Television (Travel channel, Discovery, Odyssey Network, HGTV), International (Canada's Weird Wheels) & local television (NorthWest Afternoon, Evening Magazine), local News, Public Radio, local, national (NY Times) and world newspapers (South African, Italian) and magazines (Woman’s World, National Geographic Kids, etc).
OFFICE HOUSES: Monday - Friday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM   /   Saturday 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM   /   Call for Holiday Hours
4919 South Genesee Street    |   Seattle, WA  98118   |   Office: 206-725-7255   |   Email: MountBaker@Windermere.com