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Kay Francis McLean

Kay Francis McLean has been a practising artist for the past 20 years, exhibiting in group shows and producing work for commissions with interior designers/art consultancies for corporate clients; whilst travelling extensively, assimilating different cultural influences, absorbing inspirations and finding new ways to develop her work.
The initial ideas for her paintings originated from interests in Islamic art with the geometric patterns, the rich colours of Indian and Persian miniatures with a desire to merge these interests with western abstraction, architecture and landscape.




Education:

Fine Art BA Hons degree University of Central England 1988-91
Foundation in Art & Design U.C.E 1987-1988

Exhibitions:

Fresh Art, The Business Design Centre, London 1991
Audio Visual Art, Nottingham 1991
Mid Art Exhibition, Dudley Art Museum (prize-winner) 1993
Solo Exhibition, The Goate Gallery, Birmingham 1994
Malvern Arts Festival, 1994
Custard díart, The Custard Factory, Birmingham 1995
Rich & Rare, Woodbridge Gallery, Birmingham 1995
Mid Art Exhibition, Himley Hall 1996
Mall Galleries, London 1998
Solo Exhibition, Djanogly Art Gallery, Nottingham 1998
Group Show, The Bond Gallery, Birmingham 1999
Solo Exhibition, The Custard Factory, Birmingham 2000
Inside Arts London - Dust Bar & Restaurant 2002
Candid Arts Trust London 2005

Commissions/ collections:

Sheraton hotels in Brussels and Paris (J&M Fineart, Stourbridge) 1998
Bars & Restaurants(Artscene, Bíham) 1999
Bars & Restaurants (Blueprint Design, Leamington Spa) 1999-2000
Transmitton Ltd, BBC Birmingham, (Suzanne Barnes Interiors Bíham) 1999-2001
Inside Arts London 2002,
The Workplace/Artplace, London 2002-2004
Candid arts, exhibition, Islington, London 2005