Kay Willians is dedicated to painting art, prints and posters of wildlife in landscape. Her career began with an evening art class at a Portland, Oregon Community College in 1967.
There, Kay’s instructor identified her natural artistic talent and requested that she teach oil painting classes the following year. His failing health inspired him to lay the foundation with the college administrators for Kay to completely take over his classes, something that Williams did for the next twelve years.
Then she commited herself to painting art, prints and posters full time. Her paintings result from her intimate knowledge of the Pacific Northwest, the landscape and the wildlife in their realistic habitat depictions, the rough bark of the lodgepole pine, the smell of resin, and perhaps even human footprints in the frosted grass. Her goal is to suggest an authentic-seeming relationship between wildlife and habitat.