Kay M. Dewar is a lifelong resident of the Pacific Northwest, currently residing in the city of Bremerton, Washington.
As a fine artist Kay has exhibited and won awards in local and international shows and had solo shows at several galleries in the Puget Sound region. She has worked in several mediums and thoroughly enjoys the world of creating. She says she isn’t happy unless there are at least one or two projects in progress.
Kay is currently working in soft pastel or chalk pastel as a way to depict landscape or still life in a less detailed manner. For a good many years she worked almost exclusively in colored pencil. Her artwork is published in the Best of Colored Pencil 3 (1996), Best of Colored Pencil 4 (1998), and Best of Colored Pencil 5 (1999), published by Rockport Publishers. In 2005 her artwork was included in “Colored Pencil Comes of Age” in the quarterly American Artist Drawing magazine (Winter 2004) and in “Drama in Black, White and French Gray” in the American Artist magazine (June, 2005). A colored pencil artwork, Balancing Act, is included in Ann Kullberg’s CP Treasures Book, published 2012.
She was employed as a Graphics Designer with the University of Washington for more than 30 years. Her graphics are included in a number of Atmospheric Science publications and classroom textbooks and have been included in government publications on the environment. For the past several years she has been designing and administering websites for the arts and entertainment communities.
Colored Pencil Society of America, National Governing Board Member for 20 years; Emeritus Board Member; Life Member
Women Painters of Washington, since 2001; Life Member