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Biography for McDonagh Kay

Kay McDonagh is a painter/printmaker working from her studio in East Devon. Kay cleverly captures the character of her subjects, and her prints often contain an element of humour. Kay’s images have appeared in books such as The Printmakers Cat, The Artful Hare and The Book of the Dog.

Kay is currently producing drypoint etchings in which the images are drawn directly onto acrylic plates with a metal tool. She finds that the images created using this technique are particularly effective at suggesting the tactile feel of these animals. After the images are etched the darker tones are created by gluing a fine Carborundum grit onto the plate. The plates are then inked and handprinted on her press to produce a limited number of original prints, each slightly different.


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