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Kay McBeath

Kay McBeath



The Work of

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, Georgia O'Keefe, and Georges Seurat 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.   

 
Cozy Lilies

Kay McBeath Cozy Lilies
Cozy Lilies
CLASS: Photography
CATEGORY: Still Life
YEAR: 2019
Water lilies at Filoli Gardens, Woodside, CA.
Late Bloomer

Kay McBeath Late Bloomer
Late Bloomer
CLASS: Photography
CATEGORY: Still Life
YEAR: 2019
April macro photo of sole iris blooming in bed at Filoli Gardens, Woodside, CA.
Painted Leaf

Kay McBeath Painted Leaf
Painted Leaf
CLASS: Photography
CATEGORY: Abstract
YEAR: 2017
Macro photo of leaf in puddle of oil and water.
Toyon Fish

Kay McBeath Toyon Fish
Toyon Fish
CLASS: Photography
CATEGORY: Still Life
YEAR: 2016
Macro photo of leaf from toyon shrub.
Wisteria

Kay McBeath Wisteria
Wisteria
CLASS: Photography
CATEGORY: Still Life
YEAR: 2019
Macro photo of wisteria at Filoli Gardens, Woodside, CA.
Come Here!

Kay McBeath Come Here!
Come Here!
CLASS: Photography
CATEGORY: Still Life
YEAR: 2018
Macro photo in Filoli Gardens, Woodside, CA.
Blue Hydrangeas

Kay McBeath Blue Hydrangeas
Blue Hydrangeas
CLASS: Photography
CATEGORY: Still Life
YEAR: 2018
Macro photograph of hydrangeas in Filoli Gardens, Woodside, CA.
Alaskan Bumblebee on Vetch

Kay McBeath Alaskan Bumblebee on Vetch
Alaskan Bumblebee on Vetch
CLASS: Photography
CATEGORY: Animals
YEAR: 2016
Macro photo of Bumblebee on wild vetch in Fairbanks, AK.
Let me in!

Kay McBeath Let me in!
Let me in!
CLASS: Photography
CATEGORY: Animals
YEAR: 2017
Macro photo of honey bee at work first thing in the morning before blackberry blossoms had yet opened.
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.
Briar Patch

Kay McBeath Briar Patch
Briar Patch
CLASS: Photography
CATEGORY: Abstract
YEAR: 2016
Macro photo of dumpster exterior.
Origami Stag

Kay McBeath Origami Stag
Origami Stag
CLASS: Photography
CATEGORY: Abstract
YEAR: 2016
Macro photo of rusted porch chair.



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