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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.

Kay’s paintings were made in response to poems ‘Harvest Perspectives’, set in Kettleness, North Yorkshire and ‘In Sea’.

Kay is very proud to have 17 works included in this beautiful book, alongside artists including J.M.W. Turner and Norman Ackroyd RA.


Galerie d’Amour by Poet John Powls

Kay was delighted to make 18 ink on paper illustrations for John’s exquisite book of poetry, Galerie d’Amour which was published in 1998.

The Muse

‘Prima fuit. Finis Erit.’ – Roman poet Sextus Propertius of his muse – ‘She was the first. She will be the last’

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