Born in Mt. Kisco, N.Y. and raised in San Anselmo, California and Devon, Pennsylvania.

Attended college at Ohio Wesleyan University where I met my husband, George Arthur. We were married April of 1966 and have resided in Hixson, Tennessee for the last 17 years. We chose to live in the Chattanooga area after traveling the country for 2 years in an RV. Before settling in Hixson we lived in Delaware, Ohio; Mt. Kisco and Peekskill, New York; Delavan, Wisconsin; Foster City, California; and Barrington, Illinois.

I did not get my BFA in Painting and Drawing until 2003 after raising two children while also practicing Dental Hygiene. It was a lifelong dream to get my BFA and thoroughly enjoyed the educational process. There is always time to learn new things!!

Our two children, Connie and Rex, live in San Antonio and San Diego with their spouses and family. Our three grandchildren, Leanne, Drake and Reese are in San Diego.

Other interests include figurative clay sculpture, metal sculpture, traveling, gardening, golf and volunteer work for my Unity church in North Chattanooga.

I intend to stay in Chattanooga for many years to come and pursue my career in painting and sculpture.


1999-2003-BFA in Painting and Drawing from UTC, magna cum laude.

1981- Associate Degree from MATC, Wisconsin, Dental Hygiene

1965-1966- attended Ohio Wesleyan University (no degree)

Awards and Exhibitions

2000 Juried Show UTC Cress Gallery, two pieces chosen

2000 Life Drawing Show downstairs AVA Gallery

2001 AVA Member Exhibit

2001 Juried Show UTC Cress Gallery, two pieces chosen
Juror’s Award Lower Division Painting
Juror’s Award Upper Division Painting

2002 Outstanding Senior Fine Arts/Painting and Drawing

2002 Art Accent Award for Art History

2003 Emerging Artist Exhibit AVA Gallery

2005 Juried Show UTC Cress Gallery sculpture piece selected
Juror’s First Place Award

2005 Remembering Chattanooga Art Exhibit at Gold Leaf Designs
June 22- Aug 31

2007 Wheland Foundary # 20 given Honorable Mention at Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art,
Augusta, GA Sept 14 – Oct 26

2009 “Boys to Men” painting selected for Dogwood Arts Festival Fine Arts show

2009 “US Pipe #10” painting selected for Rome Art Coterie and given Honorable   Mention and cash award.

2010 “Deja Vu” painting selected for “Hot Mess” Member Exhibit at AVA, Frazier Ave, Chattanooga, TN

2010 Group show at the North River Civic Center March 15-May 30, Hixson, TN

Public Art

1998 Christ Unity Church- Wall murals painted in childcare areas

2002-2003 UTC Provost Office- two pieces chosen for display

2002-present- 3 paintings displayed in lobby of River City Architecture firm

2002 Art at Work- two pieces selected to be on display

2004 UTC Student Center- sculpture displayed in case

2005 Four works on display at Unity of Chattanooga
Mural painting in childcare area

2006 Twenty three paintings on display at Raymond James firm
Broad Street, Chattanooga

2007 Nine paintings on display at Unum Provident, Chattanooga, TN
through Art in the Workplace Program for one year

2008 Gay will be the featured artist on Sept 5, 2008 at a reception held from 5-8 PM.
Her new works, “The Promise of Place” will be seen for the first time.

2010 Work was displayed at Chattanooga Theatre Center for months of Nov and Dec 2010

2010 Work currently displayed at Northshore Grille on Frazier Ave.

2010 Trestle house painting selected for nationally distributed calendar titled
“Sense of Place” put out by the Jones Co.