Karyl Hayes, one of the founding members in 1988 of the Saltbox Gallery, is a member of the Copley Society and the North Shore Arts Association.
Karyl is an “en plein air” painter who uses watercolor to explore the play of light on the landscape. Growing up on the Maine Coast cultivated a love of the inter-relatedness of the sea, sky and land, a focus which has influenced the direction for much of her painting.
Karyl teaches watercolor on the Isles of Shoals (Road Scholar Program) and exhibits widely on the North Shore.
In 2010, her watercolor, “September Blueberry Fields”, earned the Paul Strisik Memorial Award for Outstanding Landscape at the North Shore Art Association. In 2014 “Catching the Light” won the Mary James & Slater Brown Memorial Award for Excellence in the Rockport Art Association Contributing Member Show.