Kay Boyce's passion for drawing began as a child in her home town of Sheffield, spending hours at a time developing her illustrative skills on the backs of rolls of wallpaper.
Having studied illustration at Wrexham College, Kay started her career as a Freelance Illustrator producing editorial work for Women's Weekly, Bella, My Weekly, the Sunday Express and Woman's Own. The high standard of Kay's illustrative work carried her through to major book publishers such as Hodder and Staughton, Wadsworth Romantic's, Mills and Boon and Mandarin.
Kay's career as an artist has flourished; her magnificent oils, pastel and pencil drawings have become instantly recognisable. Her work has graced private collections for many years and she is now firmly established as a leading figurative artist.
However, Kay's true vocation has always been as an artist and her career has flourished with an instantly recognisable style in her magnificent oils, pastels and pencil drawings. With a love of antique clothes and fabrics and her training as a Ballet and Contemporary Dancer, this has reflected in the delicate, detailed artistry of her work and an insight into her subject matter. Her style appeals to both men and women alike and now graces a number of private collections.
Having established herself as a leading figurative artist, Kay became a top published artist with Solomen and Whitehead for many years which led to becoming a finalist for Best Published Artist four times over. She achieved a place in the Top Ten Living Artist list in 2004 and 2005 and is now still successfully published with Buckingham Fine Art.
Since 2012, Kay's work has been exhibited in the prestigious Haynes Fine Art gallery in Broadway in the Cotswolds and this year in his newly opened Belgravia Gallery, also in regular shows with Haynes including America and Olympia.
Kay would now like to introduce you to a new aspect of her work following the study and admiration of a beech tree at the foot of her garden which rekindled her interest in the medium of pen and ink, not used since her college days. This, with further inspiration of the love of trees and architecture, has now developed and opened up a whole new portfolio of work which has led to THE BLACK ON WHITE COLLECTION, with its minutely detailed draughtsmanship, using her rigorous eye for detail. This aspect of her work is attracting the attention of other notable galleries.