Meet Miss Kay the Fabulous Folk Artist!
by Cecilia Eisentrager
Miss Kay is a fun-loving, funky, and fabulous folk artist based out of Brunswick, GA. About ten years ago she realized that her true calling in life is art. Since that time, folk art has become her specialty, though almost every style and taste can find a common thread in her work because they are woven in her as well. She travels the South from this festival to festival and art show to art show sharing her passion with so many. Miss Kay Art is all about following your bliss!
When did you develop a love of folk art?
From the first time I saw Folk Art it spoke to my love of simplicity, color and conveying messages
What type of materials do you use in creating your artwork?
I use both traditional canvas and reclaimed materials of salvaged wood and tin roofing. I go to construction sites at the end of the day and get in the dumpsters for their scrap wood, take it and cut it, paint it, distress it and then hand cut salvaged tin roofing and nail it on.
What’s your studio like in Historic Downtown Brunswick, GA?
Colorful for sure, kinda MOD with my curtains from 1973, functional, and welcoming
Do you think your Southern roots define your artwork? Please explain.
They don’t define my work but of course they influence quite a few. I grew up in the military as the daughter of two southerners, one being a Methodist Chaplain. I would probably say growing up in the 60s and 70s influences more of them…that and my own peculiar sense of humor.
What do you like most about living in Coastal Georgia?
I love the south! I never had a home town growing up so the State of Georgia was my home, from my grandparents’ farm in Statesboro to Augusta where my Dad was from. Living in Atlanta when my dad went to Emory in the early 60s was a golden age for that city. We went to Tybee and Jekyll Island as a child as those are very fond memories. I love the Live Oak Trees and the Marsh in the Golden Isles, but most of all I am drawn to the warmth of the people. Oh yeah…and southern food!
For more about Miss Kay visit her site: www.misskayart.com
Fabulous post on Miss Kay’s work! She is such a free spirit and brings that to all of her unique pieces!