Kay has been painting professionally for over 20 years.
Her work is sold all over the country.
She has undertaken commissions for many private individuals including Ben Amos,
when he was goalkeeper at Manchester United.
Diagnosed with dyslexia as a child Kay found solace and contentment in drawing and
Nature and wildlife have always been the inspiration behind her work, beginning in her
grandfather’s award-winning flower garden as a child.
Takes early morning walks to catch the flowers as they are opening, and often
spotting bees which are still dormant on a bloom so giving her time to photograph
them close up.
All paintings contain at least one bee; she photographs these in a walled garden in
Influenced by the French botanical artist Claire Basler, and Daniel Wurtzel, famous for
his mesmerising air and fabric sculptures.
She always paints to music and her favourite composer is Thomas Newman (film
scores include ‘Spectre’, ‘Shawshank Redemption’ and many others) whose work
she says “takes me on a journey of fantasy inspiring (her) flowers to dance in the wind,
flow in a river or simply burst into an explosion of colour.”
Trained at Lichfield College of Art & Design.
Decided she wanted to be an artist when blown away by the colours in a David
Shepherd painting of a bramble bush.
Lived in Cyprus, but was drawn back by her longing for the flowers and wildlife of the
English countryside, and now based in rural Cheshire.
Radiant, luminous, exquisite, inspirational, uplifting, beautiful, entrancing
She describes herself as having a rather dreamy, happy nature and she believes her
personality comes across in her work.
“My work is the personalisation of how nature looks and feels to me.”
Creates her foreground in oils as she loves their versatility and their quality of allowing
the perfect blend of colour and texture.
Lays this against an acrylic background.
Occasionally embellishes a piece with gold or silver leaf to highlight details.
Photographs flowers at every stage of their life cycle, from perfect bud to windblown
bloom, believing all to have equal natural beauty