Kyra Dahlke owner of Kiki LaRuse Gallery in Orillia Ontario has been a professional artist for over thirty years. Early in her career she had worked at a printing shop designing logos, line drawings for menus, magazines, flyers and book illustrations. Her work has been in the Four Seasons Hotel in Toronto, Haliburton Echo, as well as the Haliburton Fishing Guide. Currently, she teaches expressive art classes to a variety of ages within Canada, and her commissioned work hangs on walls throughout the world.
Her painting style has developed from having spent years living in the forest amongst all things natural and listening to the rhythms of nature. Her paintings are a record of her journey and draw the observer into their own reflections.