Kay was born in Tring, Hertfordshire, in1964 spending most of her childhood around horses, riding around the beautiful Chiltern Hills and surrounding countryside. Always having a house full of pets, and an extreme passion for painting and drawing, painting pets and wildlife was an obvious choice of subject matter.
After attending Watford Art college and a London Art college for a total of four years, Kay achieved a Distinction in Graphic Design/illustration and went on to work for a publishers, designing children’s books. In 2004 Kay’s career changed direction when she met her partner David, who ran a business framing and selling high quality wildlife art. Exhibiting around the country at all the main Agricultural County Shows, Kay was able to take advantage of being surrounded by livestock, all just waiting to be captured on canvas.