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Kay McBeath

Kay McBeath



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Kay McBeath

 
 
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San Jose CA 95148
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Artist's Statement
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As a youth, Kay enjoyed art classes and painting in acrylics and oil. In college, she took several art history and studio art courses. About twelve years ago, she enrolled in photography courses in the journalism department of Arizona State University. Then, years of critiques from a professional at gurushots.com honed her macro photography skills.

Kay's current macro shots focus upon flora, fauna, and man-made objects in their natural settings. Some of her nature photos depict subjects past their prime because she sees beauty throughout life. Her abstracts often capture colors, textures, and forms created by weathering. Lately, she has found a treasure trove in dumpster exteriors.

Painters such as Piet Mondrian, Jackson Pollack, Georges Seurat, and Georgia O'Keefe as well as worldwide indigenous artists have been influential in the style and vibrant colors of her photos. The result of her diverse training and artist's perception is thoughtful, tightly cropped, and lustrous compositions that reflect her intense love of nature.

She hopes that viewers will find her art compelling and enjoy the serendipitous, even magical elements brought forth by photo magnification.   

 
Bue Iris Chapeau

Kay McBeath Bue Iris Chapeau
Bue Iris Chapeau
CLASS: Photography
CATEGORY: Still Life
YEAR: 2014
Blue iris with dew, Sonoma county, CA.
Forest Floor

Kay McBeath Forest Floor
Forest Floor
CLASS: Photography
CATEGORY: Abstract
YEAR: 2016
Macro photo of rusted porch chair.
Georgia's Hibiscus

Kay McBeath Georgia's Hibiscus
Georgia's Hibiscus
CLASS: Photography
CATEGORY: Still Life
YEAR: 2017
Macro photo of hibiscus in Santa Barbara, CA.
Toyon Fish

Kay McBeath Toyon Fish
Toyon Fish
CLASS: Photography
CATEGORY: Still Life
YEAR: 2017
Macro photo of leaf from toyon bush.
Iris Passages

Kay McBeath Iris Passages
Iris Passages
CLASS: Photography
CATEGORY:
YEAR: 2018
Purple bearded iris found in Hidden Villa community garden, Los Altos, CA.
Mesa Azul

Kay McBeath Mesa Azul
Mesa Azul
CLASS: Photography
CATEGORY: Abstract
YEAR: 2016
Found on exterior of dumpster. Reminds me of cliff dwellers in S.W.
Beyond our Sphere

Kay McBeath Beyond our Sphere
Beyond our Sphere
CLASS: Photography
CATEGORY: Abstract
YEAR: 2016
Macro photo of dumpster exterior.
Wild Oat Flow

Kay McBeath Wild Oat Flow
Wild Oat Flow
CLASS: Photography
CATEGORY: Still Life
YEAR: 2009
Photo "Wild Oat Flow" northern Arizona.
Lady Views Flower

Kay McBeath Lady Views Flower
Lady Views Flower
CLASS: Photography
CATEGORY:
YEAR: 2014
Found on tombstone in northern Calif.
Milky Moth

Kay McBeath Milky Moth
Milky Moth
CLASS: Photography
CATEGORY: Still Life
YEAR: 2016
Cloud Forest Path

Kay McBeath Cloud Forest Path
Cloud Forest Path
CLASS: Photography
CATEGORY: Landscape
YEAR: 2018
Path not taken in Monte Verde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica.
Well Hidden

Kay McBeath Well Hidden
Well Hidden
CLASS: Photography
CATEGORY: Animals
YEAR: 2018
Photo of bittern at Hellyer Park, San Jose, CA.



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