About

Kay was born and bought up in the beautiful Kent country side where she would spend her days walking in the fields looking at flowers, birds, butterflies, fairies and befriending the local cows! She always loved drawing and painting but it was generally horses which she painted most and still does especially unicorns. She won her first art competition at about the age of 6 and remembers it to be a bucking bronco. The prize was a large box of crayons!

In the 70’s Kay went to Epsom School of Art and Design and ended up studying fashion design where she won quite a few design awards for her clothing. She went on to run her own fashion business for over 15 years and never stopped loving drawing, designing and making beautiful clothes for her clients.

In the early 80’s Kay developed ME which took her away from drawing and designing and into complementary therapies. For over 20 years she worked as a Natural Health Practitioner until a chance remark to a friend about wanting to find an artist for an idea she had when her friend said ‘why? You can draw!’

So in 2011 she went on holiday to Australia armed with a layout pad and a pencil and started drawing again! It wasn’t long before she realised that she really could still draw! When she came back to England the first thing she did was a watercolour painting of The Hungry Hippo for the charity IYAF which then lead to her to do the illustrations for’ The Little Rainbow Coloured Bird’ which also supports the same charity.

She has had exhibitions at The Stables Gallery, Marble Hill Park, Twickenham and in Surbiton Library.

She has a range of greeting cards for sale which were painted to support the Surbiton Food Festival and are of birds and animals and foods that they like to eat.

She is working on writing and illustrating a book for very young children ….watch this space!

Kay loves painting birds, animals, flowers and fairies generally in watercolour which is the medium she is happiest with. She says when you are painting in watercolour you never know how it’s going to turn out until it is totally dry and she loves the excitement and unpredictability of every colour run!

 

 

A sketch a day

I felt at the beginning of this year that I hadn’t done nearly enough drawing and painting throughout the last year (I am still working as a practitioner) and so my new year’s resolution has been to do a sketch a day….so far so good with only a few days missing due to demands of work. New sketches which will be added frequently though perhaps not everyday!

 

 

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