Layne Kleinart has always been influenced by her environment and finds inspiration in the mystery and beauty of the plants, animals, objects and people in her life and travels.  An interest in the psychological aspect of her subject is suggested through gesture, expression, and the emotion of color.

The process of painting and printmaking allows Kleinart to mix techniques in order to incorporate the immediacy and freshness of gestural painting with the possibility of layering information and the element of chance found in printmaking.  In her installations of multiple images, Kleinart will expand and contract the size and shape of a piece depending upon the specific site.  Each part stands alone or can combine to create a richer 'story' of the whole.