KAY, Ian

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Ian Kay spent several years painting landscapes in Scotland in the 1980s, although he has had no formal training as an artist. He was based at Traquair House in the Scottish Borders, where he shared a studio with two other artists. He exhibited his pictures in Peebles, Jedburgh, Galashiels, and Edinburgh, including a solo exhibition during the Edinburgh Festival, at that time all his work was in pastels. After moving to Suffolk, he spent some 20 years working in IT and raising a family, only painting intermittently. His retirement in 2008, enabled him to concentrate on painting in acrylics, and to branch out into sculpture. Although the Suffolk landscape is not as dramatic as Scottish mountains, the beautiful river estuaries, sandlings, woods, seashore and wide-open skies of coastal Suffolk have an inspirational quality of their own, which Ian tries to capture in his paintings. Most of his paintings are of the Deben Estuary and the surrounding areas. He exhibited at the Royal Academy.

Royal Academy Exhibits
from 2 Heath Cottages, Newbourne Road, Waldringfield, Suffolk
2015 291 Sugarbeet - oil on board