Kay has been painting professionally for over 20 years. The defining moment in her career was being taken to an exhibition of work by wildlife artist David Shepherd. She recalls: “One of the paintings contained a bramble bush covered in frost. I remember standing and staring at all the many colours he had used to create the frost – I was fascinated by the blues greys and purples combining to produce that beautiful image and it was at this precise moment that I decided I wanted to become a professional artist.” Kay creates her foreground in oils as she loves their versatility and their quality of allowing the perfect blend of colour and texture, but lays this against an acrylic background. She will occasionally embellish a piece with gold or silver leaf to highlight details. She describes herself as having a rather dreamy, happy nature and she believes her personality comes across in her work.