I Nyoman Kayun first studied painting from I Wayan Lantur, and later he continued his study under the guidance of I Gusti Made Kwandji of Peliatan. The composition of his works reflects harmony and balance, so common in traditional Balinese paintings. This appears to be a representation of natural order in the universe; the balance between good and evil which is sought in daily life and religious practice in Bali. He prefers to work on a small scale and his coloring is subdued and controlled. His painstaking attention to details is evident in drawing geckos, squirrels, pigs, ducks and dogs, without which villages would scarcely recognizable.
Kidnapping, Acrylic on canvas, 2001
Sacral Sang-Hyang Dance on an Umbrella (2001), Acrylic on canvas, 110 x 80 cm On Loan, Museum Puri Lukisan, Ubud, Bali