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Kay Irelan - Painter
Kay’s love of art-making started at a young age and was encouraged by her family throughout her early life. She grew up in Texas, Iowa, and New Jersey, and received a BFA in painting and drawing from the University of Iowa.
After graduation, Kay lived a couple years on the east coast before moving back to Iowa City when she was hired as an illustrator for Westinghouse Learning Corporation. She has lived in Iowa City since then and raised her two daughters here.
"Reality leaves a lot to the imagination." - John Lennon
Kay spent her career as an illustrator and graphic artist for private businesses, non-profits, publishers, and state and local government. Works of art by Kay are in private collections, as well as in the permanent collections at the ICPL and University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.