Artist Julia Kay has been living, working and exhibiting in the San Francisco Bay Area for almost 20 years.
Her subject matter ranges from portraits of
to depictions of compressed
interior and exterior spaces,
to almost abstract paintings of
plant forms and light.
She paints in
and watercolors, with
oil paintsticks and
watercolor markers, and with
such as pressure-sensitive tablet and Studio Artist software.
She draws with anything she can get her hands on - sticks on wet sand and fingers on frosted windows,
chunks of wood freshly burnt into charcoal and children's toys such as etch-a-sketch and magna-doodle.
She also takes landscape, figure, animal and street
etchings and block prints, cuts and layers colored papers
and the Japanese art of
and has dabbled with
in steel, wood, clay and neon. Throughout all these subjects and media,
her intense interest in the interplay of color, light, form and emotion can be seen.