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Lela Kay

Lela Kay Fine Art

"Intuition and instinct play the biggest role in my abstract paintings. Each painting is a spontaneous journey that begins with bursts of color and shapes, often without a preconceived idea or plan. I am curious to see what will emerge on my canvas—what is inside of me waiting to be expressed. My goal is to capture feelings and ideas that are free and uninhibited, and to create a dialogue with the viewer."

Lela Kay uses paint, shapes, and texture to create emotions on canvas—things that cannot be captured with words alone. Each painting is based on an intuitive decision that enables her to create something beyond the tangible—to draw the infinite out of the finite. Her paintings are a journey into the subconscious and the unknown, ideas waiting to be expressed with color, shapes and composition.

Kay paints alla prima, directly on the canvas, using primarily oil paint and oil sticks. She uses many different tools to achieve desired effects, including brushes, trowels, and rollers. She begins by laying down the compositional framework and then develops the painting.

Lela Kay is a lifelong artist who began by painting representational work, and now works abstractly. She studied at the Art Students League of Denver with abstract artist Dale Chisman. She has also taken workshops with Richardo Mazal and classes with Amy Metier.

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Serenity
Oil Painting

$ 3,700
Autumn's Garden
Oil Painting

$ 4,900
Flying Colors II
Oil Painting

$ 2,100
Chasing Memories
Oil Painting

$ 3,000
Flying Colors
Oil Painting

$ 3,700
Paradise View
Oil Painting

$ 3,000
Indian Summer
Oil Painting

$ 3,300
A Warm Glow
Oil Painting

$ 3,100
Shades of Blue
Oil Painting

$ 3,200
Summer Petals
Oil Painting

$ 3,200
Blue Odyssey
Oil Painting

$ 3,450
Playful
Oil Painting

$ 3,200
Follow your Dreams
Oil Painting

$ 2,800
Joyful
Oil Painting

$ 3,200
Playful Spirit
Oil Painting

$ 3,200
Joyful II
Oil Painting

$ 3,200
Free to Be Me
Oil Painting

$ 1,100
Cognac II
Oil Painting

$ 580
Summer Holiday
Oil Painting

$ 3,000
Blue Journey
Oil Painting

$ 3,200
A Warm Whisper
Oil Painting

$ 3,400
Autumn Valley
Oil Painting

$ 3,400
A New Light
Oil Painting

$ 3,100
Orange Fusion
Oil Painting

$ 4,600
A Whisper in Time
Oil Painting

$ 3,100
Selected Exhibitions & Awards
Mizel Musem Show, Denver, Dever, Colorado, 2007, 2008, 2009
Community College of Denver, Denver, Denver, Colorado , 2008
The American Art Collector, publication, New York, New York, 2011
Cherry Creek Arts Festival, Denver, Denver, Colorado, 2006
Curtis Arts and Humanities Center, Greenwood Village, Greenwood Village, Colorado, 2007