Kay creates hand drawn pastel portraits of animals capturing their spirit and personality. The paintings are so lifelike they almost seem like they could speak.
Her favorite subjects are horses and wolves. She has loved and admired horses since childhood. More recently, she fell in love with wolves after a visit to the Wolf Park in Battlefield, Indiana (pictured on the left with Darma). Her love for wolves is also based in their similarities and mannerisms to her beloved dog, Sable, an Alaskan malamute.
Kay has been drawing and painting since she was old enough to hold a pencil. Born in Charleston, SC, Kay attended Clemson University where she met and married her life long love, Steve Witt. Even though Kay has traveled extensively, she is a Southern girl at heart.
Kay has had extensive experience in oils, pastels, colored pencils and watercolors. She loves to paint a variety of subjects, including people, animals and flowers.
Kay has had a varied career as an illustrator and graphic artist. She has designed illustrations for book covers, logos, and Christmas cards.
She has also painted wall murals for businesses, churches and private homes. Kay has designed sets for many church productions.
She has won many awards, and her work hangs in private collections around the country.
Kay currently gives workshops and lessons in her studio in Strasburg, VA where she lives with her husband. Check here for her current workshops.
She has had many teachers including Lesley Harrison and Lisa Ober. She is a former member of the Pastel Society of America, the Pastel Society of Virginia, the Artisan Trail of Shenandoah Valley and the Valley Educational Center for the Creative Arts.