"Pale Moon Rising" was created with oils and the energy of listening to a favorite, The Eagles.  This painting is on a gallery wrapped canvas with finished black edges. It comes ready to hang.

- Kayleen Horsma

Pale Moon Rising

Oil painting on stretched canvas

Signed on front and back

48" h x 36" w x 1.5" d
7 lbs. 6 oz.



Kayleen Horsma
Menahga, Minnesota

Getting to Know Kayleen

There is a quintessential quality to the women in Kayleen Horsma’s paintings, reflected in the rosy cheeks and full lips. The soft, caricature like features are reminiscent of a Norman Rockwell painting; yet a tension exists in their direct gazes. Looking out at the viewer, their eyes project something a bit standoffish or dubious. The subjects’ unusual body language, a raised shoulder or cocked head, exudes a sense of uneasiness. They seem to be longing for something that may be out of reach, perhaps a life unlived, or a desire for change. Kayleen is able to render her characters with an expression that ignites empathy in the viewer. We are brought into the women’s private spaces and left to wonder who they are. Her use of bright colors provides a Pop Art feel, yet the serious nature of the expressions contrasts with this stylistic choice. This fluidity between sweet and sober imparts a lasting intrigue and keeps us returning to lock eyes with Kayleen’s subjects.