Opening Reception: Thursday July 18, 7:30PM
Originally from Memphis, Tennessee, Kay Chapman was born into a family of artists, extending from her grandfather, her mother and her sisters. As an exuberant child, she spent many hours with her father, a carpenter, while her mother, a professional seamstress, taught her sewing and clothing design. These influences reinforced her curiosity in Architecture,Fabric Design and Art. While setting out to study Fine Arts, a tragedy occurred derailing her creative career. Concern for her parents and their future security, Kay eventually moved into a healthcare practice.
Kay never abandoned her creative dream within and continued to paint even after arduous hours of hospital nursing and raising children.
Kay is a self-taught artist, devoted to teaching others while continuing to explore the world of abstract art. Brilliant colors, random marks, and swatches of paper and textiles lead her on an intuitive mission in creative exploration. She anticipates that each artwork parallels our lives… marked by happiness and love, sadness, then layered with paint, to express a narrative about the passing of time.
Kay currently lives in Brandon, Manitoba surrounded by sparkling snow in winter and endless wheat and canola fields in summer, and the beloved Birch and Aspen trees of Canada.