Kay Robinson

 


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Artist Designer
Femme Fatals of Yesterday and Today

Original Watercolor and Mixed Media Paintings.
Gicleé and Lithographic Prints.

Leaving her career as fashion illustrator and advertising behind, Kay now determines her own designs. She's free to create a fantasy world circa 1925 Paris, if that suits her. Kay incorporates design elements from her collectibles into many of her paintings, blending art nouveau flourishes with art deco symmetry. She currently resides in a small island community near Memphis, TN with a recalcitrant dog and two and a half cats

Kay thinks in terms of elegance meeting whimsy. Her playfulness is the unseen mannequin, which her creativity drapes in lively colors and expressive designs. With inspiration from the exotic world of fashion, Kay combines a solid background as a medical illustrator with her fascination for art deco to create fabulous images using computer graphics, watercolors and acrylics.

She collects vintage clothes and accessories and maintains an affection for 1920's, 30's and 40's designs directly influenced by Erté, Mucha and Alberto Vargas. If she owned a 1931 Bugatti, it's sure she'd have a cloche, gloves and parasol to match. Kay studied art formally at Mississippi State College for Women, The Memphis Art Academy and Memphis State; but, considers her roles as designer, advertising manager and freelance artist equally educational.

Her art has been displayed in multiple solo exhibitions and can be found in diverse private collections. Other clients include: Pink Palace Museum, Dixon Gallery and Gardens, Memphis Conventions and Tourism and Elvis Presley Enterprises. Kay has received a variety of awards, namely the MGAL Member Event Award at the 2011 National Juried Exhibition and People's Choice Award at the 33rd Spring Juried Exhibition. Her profile has appeared in a variety of magazines and newspapers.

Also see her website http://artistealacarte.com for portraits of children and animals.

For Gift Items such as T-shirts, Home decor and various other gifts with Kay's art imprinted on them go to:
http://www.cafepress.com/kayrobinsonshop
http://www.cafepress.com/thebabyanimalgiftshop

For further information, please contact the Artist:

Kay Robinson
kayrobinson@comcast.net

"La Grandiose Entreé"


30" x 40"
Acrylic on Canvas

"Blanche Neiche"


36" x 40"
Acrylic on Canvas

"Norma"

 

Painting and Prints available

 

 

"Memphis Minnie"

 

(sold) Prints only

"Jag"

 

Painting and Prints available

"La te da"

 

Painting and Prints available

"Black Lace Gloves"

 

Painting and Prints available

"Flights of Fantasy"

 

Painting and Prints available

"The Black Hat"

 

 

(sold)

Prints only

"Belle Frog"

 

11" x 14"

Prints only

"Beau Frog"

 

11" x 14"

Prints only