Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Artist Profile: Kayly Iali

Kayly Iali, real name Marlene Lee, is an alla prima painter, who paints still lifes and abstracts as well as her first love: portraits. She graduated as a studio artist in 2009 from California State University at Sacramento. That same year she joined Second Life and has been exhibiting virtually since 2010. In real life she participates in art competitions and has been jurored into a couple major regional ones. She sells original paintings through and prints through She is also a skilled calligrapher.

You should check out the real life blog, as there are amazing works there that Kayly has done. I especially loved the 30 paintings in 30 days challenge, during which she produced for example these abstracts, and a bunch of portraits, including a self portrait. I do enjoy the paintings of fruit, as well, they look ready to eat.

I took some pictures of Kayly's exhibits in Second Life. Check out her information notecard inworld for more. You can get one through the signs at the galleries.

East West Galleries by Kayly Iali

Gallery 24 curated by Kayly Iali

Creations Park Art Gallery

Kayly Iali's Exhibit, Galleria Kakku

Kayly Iali's Gallery, The Raglan Shire Wharf & Coastal Fort

Kelly Yap's Art Gallery, The Boutique on the Art Walk

Kayly Iali at StarZ Art Corner

Kayly Iali at Windlight Art Gallery

Looking for a small piece of art in real life? Here is some information about Kayly's Tiny Paintings Exhibit.
"Tiny Paintings Exhibit by Kayly Iali
These paintings are only 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches.
Tiny oil paintings on paper.
They are known as ACEO, Artist Cards, Editions and Originals.
They are different from Artists Tradings Cards in that they can be sold.
They are done up quickly - in an hour. I can experiment, and not really worry about making this a perfect painting. They serve as warm up exercises for the bigger paintings.
In RL they are available for purchase in my Etsy Shop".