Curriculum Vitae

2003 – Present

  • Kathy has been working from her studio in Hargraves NSW amongst the peaceful gums of the mountainous country she loves.
  • Mainly working on commissioned work and studies from her many recent travels through Australia and the Outback.


  • 1966 Drawing and Design Tamworth Technical College
  • 1977-1980 4 years study with Melbourne Artists Ern Trembath and Dot McVay
  • Opened own School of Australian Art (closed 2010)
  • Exhibited with many galleries throughout Victoria and NSW including 18 solo exhibitions and numerous joint exhibitions.
  • 1983 Large 3’x3’ water lily painting chosen to hang in “Cato Gallery” at Victorian Artists Society, Victoria.
  • 1990-1991 Exhibited twice with well known artists Pro Hart, Doug Sealy, Sydney Nolan and Phillip Pomaroy under Bensons Galleries Maitland NSW
  • 1999 Exhibited and Sold at Sydney Royal Easter Exhibition. Pastel Bird $600
  • 2000 Exhibited and Sold at Sydney Royal Easter Exhibition. Oil Landscape $1,500
  • 2004  Exhibition of own works held at Craigmore Winery Mudgee NSW


  • 29 Art Awards to date and numerous 1st 2nd and highly commended Certificates.
  • Recent Awards:
    • 1st Prize – Local Artist Bacchus Marsh Melbourne Vic (2019)
    • Bendemeer, NSW, Colours of Autumn – People’s Choice (2012)


  • Most prominent sale is to the Premier of NSW.
  • Largest Commission to date is 10ft x 6ft oil painting of a droving scene which appeared on the front page of the Moree Champion newspaper and on Prime Television Arts Out West.


  • Represented in private collections in Scotland, Wales, England, Sweden, Norway, Canada, USA, Japan, Germany and New Zealand.
  • 4 Exhibitions with Waitakere Trust Art Awards NZ


  • Ross Galleries Sassafras Vic, Portsea Galleries Vic, Wembley Art Gallery Albury, Gambrawatha Gallery Albury NSW, The Vault Art Gallery Port Macquarie NSW, Sunshine Galleries Port Macquarie NSW, Sea Acrea Gallery Port Macquarie NSW and Inverell Art Gallery NSW.


  • 1982-1992  Sherbrooke Art Society Inc., Victoria
  • 1982-1992  Victorian Arts Society
  • 1990-1994  Port Macquarie Arts Society, NSW
  • 1990-1992  Hastings Valley Art Society, NSW
  • 1990-1992  Henry Lawson Society Gulgong, NSW


  • 1982-2012  Held Classes at Kathy Kay’s School of Australian Art
  • 1983-1984  Demonstrator for Rotary and Lions Club Exhibitions
  • 1985  Judge Albury Art Show, NSW
  • 1990-1992 Promotions Officer Port Macquarie Art Society NSW and Tutored Workshops and Held Demonstrations for 5 Years.
  • Workshops with Adult Education for 3 Years Port Macquarie, NSW
  • Artist in Residence Seacres Port Macquarie NSW
  • Demonstrator Jasco Art Supplies Melbourne, VIC
  • 1994 President Port Macquarie Art Society NSW
  • 1997 Artist in Residence Doepel Gallery Old Butter Factory Bellinggen NSW
  • 2002 Judge Mudgee Art Show, NSW
  • 2003 Judge Peace and Harmony Exhibition Kandos/Rylstone NSW