Gay M. Arthur
“I have been fascinated with architecture my whole life. This interest did not reveal itself as an artistic expression until I became a student of fine arts at UTC in 1999. I love the sense of place that structures hold for the viewer. In turn, my own sense of place in time has been revealed as an important life issue for me.
Recurrent elements in my work include the intersection of geometric shapes, converging lines, and the interplay of the cast shadow and penetration of light. As a sculptor as well as a painter, I love the sculptural nature oil paint and use varied methods of layering the paint from palate knife to glazing. Like the construction of a building, process is as important to me as the finished product.”
Gay was born in New York and raised in San Francisco and Philadelphia. She’s married, has two children and 3 grandchildren. She worked as a dental hygienist for 25 years and finally made a life long dream come true by studying art at UTC and graduating with a BFA in Painting and Drawing in 2003. She is currently pursuing a career as a working artist.
Special Information: I welcome commissions to paint architectural structures from businesses to homes. Even though my current work represents structures, I’m open to paint landscapes and charcoal portraits as well. Examples upon request.