BRIEF RECENT BIOGRAPHY: 

Presently working on two more illustrated wildlife stories for young children. 

2021

Long-listed for the Ruth Borchard Self Portrait Prize 2021 and shown in the Exhibition of Long-listed works, 17th May – 30th September 2021.

2020

Collaboration with Poet John Powls.

Kay is delighted to have had the chance to make new paintings and drawings, directly inspired by John’s work, which are included in a new book of his sublime poetry set around his childhood hometown of Middlesbrough and the evocative North Yorkshire landscapes of his boyhood:

North Sea to the East 

Copyright 2020 John Powls

Published by Halstar Ltd

ISBN 978 1 906690 73 1

North Sea to the East | Promiseland Poetry

Kay is very proud to have 17 of her works included in this beautiful book.


2016 
July 2016, 5 large paintings accepted for permanent display in the Kings College Hospital collection, London: ‘Road Up the Hill’ mixed media, ‘Poppy Jug’ mixed media, ‘Tansy’ mixed media, ‘Antherium’ watercolour and ‘Lilies’ watercolour. 


2014 
'Mooncat' A picture eBook for young children, written and illustrated by Kay, published on Kindle April 2014... Mooncat is wild at heart. She revels in nature; running with the wind and chasing leaves, playing in meadows and basking in the sun. Eventually, however, the seasons change and as a chill creeps into the air, Mooncat’s friends seek their burrows and nests and soon she is left all alone. On a clear, freezing night she cries to the moon, wishing for help, which arrives in the form of Mr Fox who knows his neighbourhood well enough to make two wishes come true.

 
2013 

'Erquy Fishing Boat', one of Kay's Brittany paintings was selected for 'Not the Royal Academy', Llewellyn Alexander Gallery, The Cut, Waterloo, June 10th to August 17th 2013. 
'Mrs Timm's Ten Cats' written and illustrated by Kay published on Kindle August 2013. 
‘Roll Up Master Prickles!’ A picture eBook for young children, written and illustrated by Kay, inspired by Richard’s drypoints, published on Kindle November 2013. 


2012 
'Skirting the Storm' selected for ‘Not the Royal Academy’, Llewellyn Alexander Fine Paintings, 7 June – 18 August. 124 – 126, The Cut, Waterloo, London. 


2011 
JAGS Art Fair, Dulwich, London. 


2010 
JAGS Art Fair, Dulwich, London. 


2009 
JAGS Art Fair, Dulwich, London. 
‘Not the Royal Academy’, Llewellyn Alexander Fine Paintings, 8 June – 22 August 2009. 124 – 126, The Cut, Waterloo, London SE1 8LN 


2007 
Trevelyan College, University of Durham, ‘Colour & Line’, joint show. 
Prize winner, Dulwich Picture Gallery 'Children's Portrait Competition', judged by Humphrey Ocean RA

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