Tyler Kay is a Houston, Texas based visual artist. Her artistic ability and creativity were evident throughout her childhood. It wasn’t until the age of 20, that she rediscovered her passion and talent through the therapeutic practices of art, after enduring a tragic loss. Determined to use the experience as inspiration, she dedicated her life to sharing her gift with others to remind them the brevity of life and that beauty exists in every moment.
Kay began her career as an artist producing work primarily in the studio setting on canvas. While attending college, her interest steadily grew to create works of art accessible to all audiences. She obtained a Bachelors of Art and a Masters in Arts Leadership from The University of Houston. Her graduate studies were heavily focused on public art and community engagement components. In the summer of 2017, Kay conducted a series of six community engaged mural projects in partnership with an international non-profit organization called The Skopelos Foundation for the Arts on Skopelos Island, Greece. Kay’s public artwork is heavily focused sharing the power of art and how it can serve as a medium for self-expression, healing, and community engagement.
Tyler Kay’s paintings have been featured in renowned art exhibitions, music festivals, and publications. In 2018, Kay had the distinct honor of being named one of Katy’s Top 100 Influential Women by Katy Magazine. She has commissioned works of art for entities including; Converse, The City of Houston, The City of Groesbeck, Savage Finds Antiques, Tad’s Cajun Restaurant , J-Dance Company, Typhoon Texas Waterpark, and many more.
“We often get inundated with our To-Do lists, or get caught up in the drama of things that aren’t really important. Realizing that beauty exists in every moment is possible; it simply takes a way of seeing things a bit differently. Boredom due to routine is a creation of the mind. In reality, there are no ordinary or extraordinary moments. If you truly understand this, you can look at any ordinary object and find beauty in its existence. I aspire my floral arrangements to capture the attention of the viewer, even if only for a moment of brevity, and grant them mindfulness.”
Love, Tyler Kay
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