About Kay Rees-Davies
Although I could draw in school and did quite well in art exams, it wasn't until 1988, when I went to Penrhyn Castle (a National Trust property near Bangor in North Wales) and saw an exhibition of botanical art there that I realised that it was the form of art I would like to study. Margaret Stevens, the artist, had just moved to North Wales and I met her at this her first exhibition in North Wales, a meeting which was to change my life.
After Margaret saw and approved of some of my work I attended her classes and I eventually found that this was the type of art which enthralled me. I had attended several other art classes but could not use the methods the teachers suggested with any great skill. Botanical art was exactly the type of painting that I loved - detailed and precise and full of colour.
I worked with Margaret until the time arrived when she felt I could spread my wings and enter some paintings for the medal system of the Royal Horticultural Society. This was the start of a new career. The painting took over and after gaining several medals the opportunity arose for me to start teaching botanical art myself.
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