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Kay Hare is a British abstract painter based in Kent, England. Her landscape oil paintings are centred around believing that anything is possible and that our subconscious impressions determine our world.


Kay trained at Central St Martins School of Art in London.


Kay loves colour, and oil paint is the perfect medium to explore juxtapositions and compositions. Oil paint has flexibility, allowing alchemy, accidents and surprises to take over. 


Kay lived and worked in London for over ten years, having various studios and exhibiting with an art gallery in Notthinghill and corporate institutions. Inspired by the light in the Cote d’Azur, Kay moved to the South of France in 2010 to concentrate on painting. Her studio overlooked the Mediterranean, and the light was a constant source of inspiration. 


During the pandemic, Kay moved back to the UK. Working from her studio in the garden, her paintings have been inspired by the Kent countryside, birds, horses and the different atmosphere of a colder climate. Having lived in various places, her paintings reflect a tapestry of experiences.


Kay's work has been exhibited in private banks in Monaco, commercial galleries, community-led projects, and she has many private collections worldwide. She is currently a part of the Ashford Visual Artists. 

Sailing under stars, oil on linen, 100x 100cm 2017 copy.jpg

Group Exhibitions

Parallax Art Fair, London, 2023

Association Cap des arts, Cap Ferret, France -2017
Top Marques Monaco — APRIL 2017
Love is the q, nice, France — 2016
Philips auctioneers Mayfair London — 2015
Top Marques Monaco— 2013
Junior Chamber of Commerce, Monaco — 2008
The Muse at 269, Nottinghill, London —  2003-2008
Kensington and Chelsea College of Art, London — 2002
pps Kensington and Chelsea College of Art — 2002
Lay& wheeler wine group, London — 2002
Rockin Horse, irregular art beat, Fulham, London — 2002
Byam shaw of art, London — 2000
Open studios, Tynedale artists network — 1997
20cm/ 20cm I can do that university of Newcastle upon Tyne — 1997
Zella Gallery, London — 1997
The contemporary art group, London — 1997
St Oswald’s Hospice, Newcastle upon Tyne — 1997
Natural selection, Kielder Water, Northumberland — 1997
Riding Mill, pumping station — 1997
Browns gallery, Jesmond, Newcastle upon Tyne – 1996
Visual arts UK exhibition II  — 1996
Collier framing, Newcastle upon Tyne — 1996
New Court Chambers, broad hare, Newcastle upon tyne — 1996
Civic center, Newcastle upon Tyne — 1996
Gateshead central library, Newcastle upon Tyne — 1996
Abbey prints, Hexham, Northumberland — 1996
Chapmans siesta house, Newcastle upon Tyne — 1996

Solo exhibitions

KW Williams Massena, Nice July- September 2019
The Gran Caffe, Monte Carlo April/ May 2019
Quay des Artistes, Monte Carlo 2018
Cafe de Paris Monte Carlo -2018
British Arab bank London — November 2017
Tower 42 – London November 2017
Society General private bank Monte Carlo — July 2017
Club 39 Monte Carlo — May 2017
Business center Fontvieille monte Carlo  — May 2017
Crem private members club Monte Carlo — 2016
The Muse at 269 London — 2014
St Mary the Virgin, Ashford, Kent — 2014
St Mary, Sevington, Ashford, Kent — 2014
Peace yoga nice, France — 2014
Quai des artistes Monte Carlo — 2013
Crem private members club Monte Carlo — 2012
The Muse at 269, Portobello Road, London — 2008
Press holdings media group, St James, London – 2008 /2010
Qbe insurance, London – 2004 (private collection)
The dental practice, Corn Hill  exchange, London — 2003
Baker Tilley accountants, London – 2003
Suze restaurant, Mayfair, London – 2002
Newcastle racecourse, private boxes — 1997
Visual arts UK, St Peters Basin, Newcastle Upon Tyne- 1996


Past Works

‘Illuminate’ oil on linen 1x2m diptych

This painting is long and narrow and suited a boardroom in a bank. It livens up the room as well as not being too distracting for meetings. There is a subtle sprinkling of natural gemstone diamonds that shines with the sunlight or a torch.

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