“The ground we walk on, the plants and creatures, the clouds above constantly dissolving into new formations — each gift of nature possessing its own radiant energy, bound together by cosmic harmony.” — Ruth Bernhard, photographer
Using digital cameras and Photoshop filters, Charlotte Kay explores the beauty of natural and man-made landscapes. Implementing subtle saturated color and texture; the images are printed on textured paper to express the luminosity of watercolors. These limited edition prints are then enhances with pastels, pastel pencils and colored pencils to make each one unique.
For the last several years she has been mesmerized by the alchemy of kiln-form glass created in her SOMA Artists Studio. Using her landscapes photos as models and inspiration, she stacks layers of different shape, sizes and opacities of compatible glass and fires to temperatures from 1200-1500 in a kiln to achieve depth and textures.
She has had several solo shows and many group shows in the San Francisco Bay Area from 2002 -present.