Artist Kay Godfrey Woolard is from Washington, North Carolina, a small, inland coastal town on the Pamlico River in eastern North Carolina. Growing up boating and playing on the river and nearby coast, she developed a deep appreciation for nature and water at an early age. After obtaining her master’s degree in business education, she spent most of her professional life teaching in the North Carolina Community College system.
Kay now takes much pleasure in rediscovering her passion for art and expressing that love on canvas. It was painting on canvas with acrylics that brought back the magical, peaceful childhood memories of crayon coloring with her grandmother. She holds the honor of having award-winning paintings, and her works have been acquired for numerous private collections.
Kay reveals her love of nature, sunsets, beaches, islands, tropical waters, and beautiful color in her paintings. She combines soft flowing curves and muted color with strong lines and angles and vibrant color to create harmony in her work.
Inspiration for many of her original works comes from her personal life experiences. These include memories of her visits to the Caribbean and the North Carolina coast and photographs taken while traveling with her husband along the U.S. East Coast and Bahamas on their sailboat Argonauta. Living in eastern North Carolina gives Kay a unique view of the beauty found in the land and waters.
When painting, Kay feels that she melts into every canvas and finds peace, tranquility, and calmness in her work. She hopes that the viewer, too, will join her to be inspired in a positive and harmonious way.
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