Kay Boyce’s work in pastel and pencil drawings have become recognisable at a glance, with her pieces gracing many large private collections and firmly establishing herself as a prominent figurative artist. With her ability to capture the female form but also the texture and softness of the material has led to her being one of the most successful published artists in the UK.

Having recently finished her first piece in oil, she discussed the experience at interview;

“It has been a wonderful experience to paint my first oil. Having talked about working with oils for so long, I am so happy to have made that step. I gave myself a challenge by working on a large canvas and being my first, I wanted it to be a self portrait. I felt that all my years of drawing and painting fabrics and skin tone has given me the confidence to paint my subject matter in oil, it is a lovely medium to work with, time consuming, intense, emotional, rewarding.”

Kay Boyce was born in Sheffield. As a child she would often spend hours at a time drawing on rolls of wallpaper; this was the beginning of her passion for art.

Kay studied illustration at Wrexham College before working as a freelance illustrator. She produced editorial work for Women s Weekly, Bella, My Weekly, Sunday Express and Woman s Own. Her illustration work has carried her through to major book publishers such as Hodder and Staughton, Wadsworth Romantics, Mills and Boon and Mandarin. Although Kay is proud of her achievement in commercial illustration her true vocation is as an artist.

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  • Silk and Satin by Kay Boyce

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    Silk and Satin by Kay Boyce

    Kay Boyce’s work in pastel and pencil drawings have become recognisable at a glance, with her pieces gracing many large private collections and firmly establishing herself as a prominent figurative artist. Having recently finished


  • Sitting Pretty by Kay Boyce

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    Sitting Pretty by Kay Boyce

    Kay Boyce’s work in pastel and pencil drawings have become recognisable at a glance, with her pieces gracing many large private collections and firmly establishing herself as a prominent figurative artist. Having recently finished her


  • Black Swan II by Kay Boyce

    £192.00£299.00

    Black Swan II by Kay Boyce

    Kay Boyce’s work in pastel and pencil drawings have become recognisable at a glance, with her pieces gracing many large private collections and firmly establishing herself as a prominent figurative artist. Having recently finished


  • Black Swan I by Kay Boyce

    £192.00£299.00

    Black Swan I by Kay Boyce

    Kay Boyce’s work in pastel and pencil drawings have become recognisable at a glance, with her pieces gracing many large private collections and firmly establishing herself as a prominent figurative artist. Having recently finished


  • Sleeping Beauty by Kay Boyce

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    Sleeping Beauty by Kay Boyce

    Kay Boyce’s work in pastel and pencil drawings have become recognisable at a glance, with her pieces gracing many large private collections and firmly establishing herself as a prominent figurative artist. Having recently finished her