Kay Foote was born in Iola, KS, and grew up in Davenport, IA. where her grade school art teacher inspired her to try different art forms. She won several art awards during those years including the opportunity to attend the Davenport Art Gallery for private instruction. She continued to pursue her interest in art throughout school, including Ottawa University in Ottawa, KS. In her early 20s she took private lessons in Lynchburg, VA, Bluefield, WV and Lake Saint Louis, MO before her life got busy with raising a family and work.
Upon retiring, Kay again returned to her love of art and at that time concentrated on watercolor and mixed media. She has been fortunate to have had the opportunity to take workshops from many nationally-known watercolorists through her participation in the Cape Coral, FL Art League, Lake Tellico Art Guild and the Little Tennessee Artists group. Since moving to Tullahoma this spring, she has enjoyed being involved in the TFAC.
Linda Overton Heath was born in Hasings Kent, the site of the Battle of the Roses. Her style, is what she calls “Oriental Contemporary”. While she has very little knowledge of art history, she believes that her trips to the Royal Pavilion with her father many years ago planted the seeds for her current body of work. She studied at Brighton College of Art for four years, focusing on applied technique and developing an interest in portrature. After her graduation, she studied for six months in Frankfurt, Germany. Shortly after she returned to Britain, she emigrated to the United States. She married and turned her creative energies to raising her two daughters and volunteer work.
Ms. Overton Heath has only recently begun publicly exhibiting her work. She did not realize there would be an interest in her work until friends pressed her to enter an art show in Huntsville, Alabama where she won an award. That coupled with an overwhelmingly positive public response convinced her to give her work a broader audience.
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