DFA (CSAD) (Lond); BAFA (hons) (Lond), DVA (Bris.QLD)
Kay Kane began her tertiary studies in Fine Art at St. Martin’s School of Art & Design in London followed by three years at the Central School of Art & Design, also in London. She completed her studies in the early 1980s, gaining a Diploma and B.A. in Fine Art (Painting). After leaving college, Kay showed her work regularly in London, including two one woman shows at Cale Art Gallery in Chelsea. She was accepted for the Royal Academy Annual summer Exhibition, in London in 1984 and 1985, and was a semi-finalist in the John Player Portrait Award at the National Gallery, London in 1982 and 1983.
Returning to Australia in 1989 after the birth of her first child, Kay continued painting in various genres, concentrating particularly on Australian landscapes. She has completed a series of portrait commissions (that included the Vice Chancellor of Central Qld University, the Mayor of Redcliffe and the Mayor of Woocoo Shire Council) as well as showing work in prestigious Art Exhibitions such as the Alice Bale Art Award and the Stanthorpe Arts Festival.
Kay has been the winner of the bi-annual Agnes and Harold Richardson Drawing Award the last two consecutive years.