Kay began her career as the staff illustrator for The Mother Earth News in Hendersonville, NC. She illustrated the covers and posters for 12 years, additionally creating the interior illustrations, photography, page layout and design. Freelancing has always been a big part of her work life. She has illustrated and designed for the Biltmore Estate, Catawba College, Garden Way Publishing, General Electric, Lark Books, The Hotel Hershey, and Warren Wilson College just to name a few. With over 40 years of illustration and design experience, her attention to detail of the natural world is the highlight of all her illustration work. Just beautiful!