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Khyra Dillard

Artist | Designer 

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Artist Bio

  Khyra is a socially conscious artist residing in Riverside, California whose work focuses on peace. She creates murals, and medium-large scale paintings on canvas that incorporate vivid pastel colors, large floral imagery, her original “Peace Peep” characters, peaceful phrases and scriptures. She uses a mix of each to share her message of “Choose Peace” with the world. Each work portrays people from different ethnic backgrounds as Peace Peeps (literally “peace people”), along with symbolic images and phrases that remind the viewer of peace.  For all mural inquiries, please email us directly at peacepeepdesigns@gmail.com. You can view our mural portfolio here

Work Experience

November 1, 2019

August 29, 2019

August 2019

April 20,2019 - May 2019

July 3, 2018

November 21, 2018

Commissioned by Dr. Loretta Chen as the featured artist to create 24 portraits of the top women in Hawai’i for her book release event for “Inspiring Women of Hawai’i”

  • The women included Mazie Hirono, Puanani Burgess, Raiatea Helm, Maxine Hong Kingston, Kim Coco Iwamoto, Maya Soetoro-Ng, Lee Anne Wong, Marleen Akau, Kathryn Whang Inouye, Connie Lau, among others

Selected finalist for Mental Health of America - Hawai’i “Mental Health Awareness” annual event.

  • Triptych was created showing the effects of mental health issues on a person. The purpose behind the work  was to propose an exhibit surrounding mental health and it's importance. 

Commissioned by Women’s Fund of Hawai’i to create an original designt hat was printed on tote bags and pouches. We used these bags to raise funds for their annual auction to support innovative, grassroots programs that empower women and girls statewide. ​

Commissioned by Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART) to paint a 200ft x 8ft mural at their last rail stop in Honolulu.

  • Mural was located on Pensacola and Kona street, near Ward Village’s  South Shore Market. Mural was to show how the people of Hawai'i chose to have peace with outsiders, even after "annexation" and wars. 

Commissioned to paint a 4ft H x 8ft W mural at University of Hawaii’s Leeward Community College campus  for their campus beautification project. 

  • ​Mural prompt was "A Day in the Life of Hawaii". The final mural depicted several college students either heading to go surf or go to class, but they all had peace. 

Commissioned to paint a 8ft x 10ft mural for the University of Hawaii’s Leeward Community College campus for their campus food pantry.

  • Mural depicted college students at peace surrounded by fresh fruits and veggies. The purpose of this mural was to brighten up the food pantry and to encourage students in need of food. Mural is still on display.

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