"The content of my art is informed by a life-long fascination with mythology, symbols and the culture of ancient civilizations. Travel, spirituality and the use of my own personal expressive language are the most important aspects of my artwork."
Gay's background as a clay artist, master art teacher and avid traveler has broadened her perspective on “making” to include a constant experimentation in techniques and materials. The processes she uses include a range of media: watercolor, printmaking, pastel, oils, collage and encaustic. The encaustic wax medium allows her to work in layers, trapping fragments of color, memory and message in time.
Gay's style is narrative and figurative. She draws and paints from direct observation and find sources of imagery in personal mythology, ancient history, and travel experiences. Her goal is to explore the act of creation as a way of awakening to her own voice and intimately understanding and connecting with the beauty and mystery of the world around us. Gay also, enjoy teaching , running workshops and teach privately.