Kay is arty at heart. She taught art to vibrant, sparky 11 to 19 year-olds in the East End of London for more than 10 years, then, following the birth of her own two sons more than 20 years ago, she went into partnership with her husband and fellow artist, Richard Spare. Together they set up Wellington Studio in Charlton, London, where he follows his passion for printmaking and she follows hers for painting and writing.
Always drawn to the quirky things in life, Richard’s unique and characterful drypoints of animals have been the starting points for many of Kay’s stories. She is unceasingly inspired by nature and wildlife, as well as by more domestic animals. After all, as Kay says, how can you watch a cat or a Kingfisher and not want to draw it and tell its tale?