Kay Woolard

Artist Kay Godfrey Woolard is from

Washington, North Carolina, a

small, inland coastal town on the

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Pamlico River in eastern

North Carolina. Growing up

boating and playing on the river and

nearby coast, she developed a deep

appreciation for nature and water at

an early age. After obtaining her

master’s degree in business

education, she spent most of her

professional life teaching in the

North Carolina Community

College system.


Kay now takes much pleasure in

rediscovering her passion for art and

expressing that love on canvas. It

was painting on canvas with acrylics

that brought back the magical,

peaceful childhood memories of

crayon coloring with her

grandmother. She holds the honor

of having award-winning paintings,

and her works have been acquired

for numerous private collections.


Kay reveals her love of nature,

sunsets, beaches, islands, tropical

waters, and beautiful color in her

paintings. She combines soft flowing

curves and muted color with strong

lines and angles and vibrant color to

create harmony in her work.


Inspiration for many of her original

works comes from her personal

life experiences. These include

memories of her visits to the

Caribbean and the North Carolina

coast and photographs taken while

traveling with her husband along

the U.S. East Coast and Bahamas

on their sailboat Argonauta. Living in

eastern North Carolina gives Kay a

unique view of the beauty found in the

land and waters.


When painting, Kay feels that she

melts into every canvas and finds

peace, tranquility, and calmness in

her work. She hopes that the viewer,

too, will join her to be inspired in a

positive and harmonious way.