Artist Biography - Kay Boyce

Kay Boyce's passion for drawing began as a child in her home town of Sheffield, spending hours at a time developing her illustrative skills on the backs of rolls of wallpaper.

Kay studied illustration at Wrexham College before working as a freelance illustrator. She produced editorial work for Women's Weekly, Bella, My Weekly, Sunday Express and Woman's Own. Her illustra
...tion work has carried her through to major book publishers such as Hodder and Staughton, Wadsworth Romantics, Mills and Boon and Mandarin. Although Kay is proud of her achievement in commercial illustration her true vocation is as an artist.

Kay's career as an artist has flourished; her magnificent oils, pastel and pencil drawings have become instantly recognisable. Kay’s soft style on beautiful tinted paper lends a very appealing quality to her female form subjects. Her delicate use of oils and pastels and love of antique clothes and fabrics lend a soft feminine quality to her work which appeals to men and women alike.

Kay has trained in Ballet and contemporary dance (and now Salsa) and it is this that has given her an insight into her subject and an aptitude for reproducing it.

Her work has graced private collections for many years and she is now firmly established as a leading figurative artist. She was a top published artist with publishers Solomen and Whitehead for many years which has taken her to a finalist for Best Published Artist not just once, but for four years, also achieving a place in Top Ten Living Artists list - at no. 4 in 2004 and no. 8 in 2005.

Boyce is a superb draughtsman who creates her pencil and chalk drawings with a rigorous eye for detail. Her limited edition prints offer an affordable way of owning the work of an extremely talented artist.
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