Pamela Kay is a graduate of the Royal College of Art and Canterbury College of Art.
Worked as a freelance textile designer (1960-1983) after leaving the Royal College of Art, winning a Cotton Board Design Award and a Traveling Scholarship in 1964.
Designs produced by Tibor Reich, David Whitehead, The Irish Linen Mills, Libertys and John Lewis, among many.
Appointed Head of the Design Production Department at John Lewis but decided not to take the position and returned to painting full time.
Pamela Kay works in watercolour and oils, and occasionally pastels. Her subject matter which can be seen in the two books about her work ranges from still life, flowers, interiors and gardens to watercolours done on her travels. She has worked in Hong Kong, Thailand, Vietnam, India, Sri Lanka: The Yemen, Arabia, the Middle East, – Israel, Syria and the Lebanon, North Africa, Egypt, Turkey, and the Mediterranean – Greece, Spain and Italy – and the Baltic countries, including Russia.
Work Regularly Exhibited
RBA and NEAC annual exhibitions, The Mall Gallery, London.
In the past, a regular exhibitor in the Summer Exhibition of the Royal Academy, London.
Current Galleries exhibiting work
- Fosse Gallery, Stow-on-the-Wold
- Llewellyn Alexander Gallery. London
- Russell Gallery, London
- Geedon Gallery, Colchester
- Josephine Harpur, Bury St Edmunds
- Island Fine Arts, Isle of Wight
- 2008 APV film ‘Aspects of Flower Painting in Oils’ apvfilms.com
Illustrated by Pamela Kay:-
- 1989 ‘The Art of the Picnic’ Cassells
- 1989 The Railway Children’. Heineman
- 1990 ‘My Garden’ Sidgewick
- 1991 ‘The Secret Garden’ Heineman
- The Art of Pamela Kay’ by Michael Spender. 1993. David and Charles
Instructional book written and illustrated by Pamela Kay:-
- ‘Gouache, A Personal View’ by Pamela Kay. 1995 David and Charles
- Regular contributor to the ‘Leisure Painter’ and ‘The Artist’ magazines – editorial material, instructional series, articles and profiles.
Pamela Kay’s work also appears in the following publications:-
- ‘Tonal Painting’ A. Gair 1987 Studio Vista
- ‘The Watercolour Painter’s Question and Answer Book’ A. Gair 1988 Collins
- ‘The Oil Painter’s Question and Answer Book’ H. Harrison. 1988 New Burlington Books.
- ‘The Complete Watercolour Course’ M. Whittlesea 1987 Windward.
- ‘Light, How to see it, How to paint it’ L. Willis 1988 New Burlington Books
- ‘Visions of Venice’ M Spender 1990 David and Charles
- Kaffe Fassett’s Diary 1990 Century
- May 1993, Major Retrospective Exhibition and Book Launch Royal Watercolour Society, Bankside Gallery, London
- ‘The Art of Pamela Kay’ by Michael Spender was published by David & Charles
- September 1995 Publication and Book Launch, ‘Pamela Kay – A Personal View – Gouache’ published by David & Charles
Greetings cards and stationery of Pamela’s work are available exclusively from The Robertson Collection, and are sold worldwide.
Reader’s Digest have used Pamela’s work in their 1988 and 1989 Desk Calendars & Appointment Books They have also reproduced her work on the covers of the January 1990, July 1991 and June 1994 issues.
Penguin Books – Paintings have been used on the covers of – Katie Fforde’s ‘Living Dangerously’, ‘The Rose Revived’ ‘Wild Designs’ ‘Stately Pursuits’ Michael Joseph
A painting was used for the cover of – ‘The Best of Breakfasts’ Radio Four.
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