Kay Davis

Artist / DesignerLondon, United Kingdom
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Kay Davis

Artist / DesignerLondon, United Kingdom
About me
I'm a multi-disciplinary artist based in South East London and a graduate of Central Saint Martins, BA Textiles Design. Through painting, illustration and textiles design I explore identity and evoke memories of childhood - often dreamy, tropical and vibrant in colour.  Using nostalgia as a catalyst, I pay homage to my upbringing. Celebrating youth, Black culture and all things nostalgic - I use my platform and talent to uplift and represent those of the diaspora who look and feel just like me. ​​​​​​​
  • Nene and Ice CreamIllustration/ Pattern design Series
  • The Fruit At HomeIllustration/ pattern design series celebrating black girlhood and our unique differences. Full series and pattern designs can be viewed via www.kaydavisartist.com
  • Dr. Martens Customisation Tour
  • Hair CareIllustration/ Pattern Designs series
  • Kay Davis x Dr. Martens for AFROPUNKShoe and bag customisation
  • Pom Pom Earrings
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Projects credited in
  • Pinterest UK presents: Black Gold, A Virtual ExhibitionA visual love letter to Black British creative expression. Black Gold features work from contemporary Black British multidisciplinary artists. In honour of Black History Month 2020 these artists contributed current works that spoke to their heritage. The collection gives a nod to elders and peers that have influenced their artistic identity. This is the manifestation of inspiration blossoming into action. Curated by Abi Wright for Pinterest UK.
Work history
    Senior SalesDr. Martens - Airwair international
    London, United KingdomFull Time
    Art and Design TeacherArco Academy
    London, United KingdomFreelance
    I work part-time at an alternative provisional school called Arco Academy based in Camberwell, South London. We create a safe space for what are predominantly Black teenagers that have been removed from mainstream school, helping these students to gain credentials and confidence needed to progress. At Arco Academy I use my art lessons as therapy as many of our students come from difficult home lives and are often easily influenced by unfortunate circumstances.
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  • Dubied Knitting
  • Hand Knitting
  • Machine Knitting
  • Print Design
  • Illustration
  • Photoshop
  • Content Creatiion
  • Sewing
  • Painting
  • Pattern Design
    Bachelor of Arts Textile DesignCentral Saint Martins (UAL)
     - London, United Kingdom
    Pathway Knit and Print
    Art and Design Foundation DimplomaCentral Saint Martins (UAL)
     - London, United Kingdom
    Pathway Fine Art