About the art of and the artist Kay Lovett

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My work starts with sketches: planning the composition. I find my ideas everywhere through Inspiration>> Music: (Jazz, Blues and more>> I always paint to music) Art history: Picasso, Kandinsky, William Tolliver, Diego Rivera, Freda Kahlo, Rousseau ... the irreverent irony of Joseph Beuys ... and the cartoons of Chuck Jones.

Equally important is the Texture of the canvas, My surfaces are ragged and layered with mediums & colours (oils or acrylics). The canvas becomes a landscape
  - no matter what the subject.

Recently reading works on temporal deontic logic (eg: there is no dog) - realizing it's relation to my work process, and use of illustrative graffiti.

Textured art
Solo Shows
  • 2016 Martin Batchelor Gallery, Victoria BC (2 man show with Bob McLeod)
  • 2015 Martin Batchelor Gallery, Victoria BC
  • 2014 Phillips Brewery, Victoria BC
  • 2013 The Stick in the Mud Cafe Mural Project, Sooke BC
  • 2010 Windsong Gallery, Sechelt BC
  • 2010 Metchosin Mural Project, Metchosin BC
  • 2005-10 Markus Wharfside Restaurant: Artist in Residence / Sooke, Canada
  • 1989 Paddington Gallery / Sydney, Australia
  • 1988 The Negrill / Toronto
  • 1986 Kevin Kelly Studio and Gallery / Montreal
  • 1985 Leibtag South Granville Gallery / Vancouver

Group Shows
  • 2008 “The Cousins” (3 Women show) Martin Batchelor Gallery, Victoria BC, Canada
  • 2008 "Collected Works" Gallery Victoria BC Canada, Summer Opening Show
  • 2007-08 Moss Street Paint-IN, Victoria BC
  • 2005-to-13 Sidney Fine Art Show (Accepted four years consecutively)
  • 2003-to-16 Sooke Fine Arts Show (Accepted six years consecutively)
  • 2003-to-13 Stinking Fish Studio Tour