Kay McKeever

kay782@aol.com
Auburn, ME

Kay Mckeever As I enter retirement this Fall after 37 years teaching art in Lewiston Schools, I am excited to now have more time to pursue and challenge my own artistry. The Maine landscape has inspired my artwork for many years. I love studying the colors and shapes in nature, how they are layered and the mood they create. I also enjoy creating impressions of animals, nature and underwater scenes representing my love of snorkeling. I work from photos of places I’ve been, memory, and imagination. Once I have my subject in mind, it starts by selecting the glass. I get excited by the colors, swirls, and the visions I imagine for my many ideas. In fusing glass, I like layering and melting the glass in the kiln at different temperatures to achieve a certain look for my landscapes and scenes. I created my first fused glass landscape in 2005 at the Maine Art Glass Studio in Lisbon. In 2006, I started my own business, The Mosaic Sea, selling fused glass art along with jewelry and mosaics. I currently have work at the Littlefield Gallery in Winter Harbor and most recently was the featured artist in CMMC’s (Lewiston) lobby. I am looking forward to being the featured artist at the Kimball Studio in Lewiston during the June 2019 Friday Art Walk. My work can also be viewed each summer during South Portland’s Art in the Park. Education background: Michigan State University - Bachelor of Fine Art Lesley University - Masters in Education, technology emphasis Boston University - Masters of Art Education