Obviously influenced by her life on a cattle ranch—as a toddler, Kay’s crayon drawings of cows and horses were startlingly life-like. Homan has made her career as an artist for thirty five years. These days watercolors are her main medium. Traditionally, watercolors are used in a limited detailed, light and breezy, wash style. Kay’s use of them is the exact opposite, very detailed, hearty in color and a lot of ‘layering’ of the transparent paint is a vital key to the effects that she achieves.
Recognition and appreciation of Homan’s paintings are evidenced by media coverage and awards received, a few being: ART OF THE WEST Magazine’s 5-page feature; SOUTHWEST ART; WESTERN HORSEMAN; INTERNATIONAL COWBOY, OLD WEST TRAVELER, INDIAN COUNTRY, The Bugler, etc.
GOLD AWARDS only: 2008 Calgary Stampede Sales Salon BEST OF SHOW BOOTH. DIXIE INVITATIONAL—won a 1st place watercolors, a Viewers Choice Award & a Purchase Award. PENDLETON ROUNDUP ART SHOW; 3 at WESTERN ARTISTS OF AMERICA SHOWs; BUFFALO BILL INVITATIONAL; A.I.C.A (American Indian and Cowboy Artist Asso.)—BEST OF SHOW & CITY’S CHOICE PURCHASE AWARD, plus 6 other GOLDS for Watercolors & 1 for Drawing. Kay was made A.I.C.A.’s first woman member in 1985.
ART FOR THE PARKS INTERN’TL COMPETITION- 5-YEARS in‘TOP 100 BEST”…One year, received “NATIONAL PARKS SERVICE’S 75th ANNIVERSARY AWARD—plus N.P.FOUNDATION PURCHASE AWARD. Another year, an INDIVIDUAL JUDGE’S AWARD. Utah’s FESTIVAL OF THE AMERICAN WEST— PEOPLES CHOICE AWARDS 3-times. Utah Canyon Country Western Art
Show— BEST OF SHOW & PEOPLES CHOICE. 2007 St. George Art Festival gave her City Council’s BEST 2 DIMENSIONAL.
Homan exhibited five years at the prestigious Autarky Museum of Western Heritage in Los Angeles.
Kay hopes her art viewers will experience the same positive feelings for the West that she feels. She says, “I want to create s ‘tugging on the heartstrings’ sensation. Just as successful human relationships bring out the best in people— I hope that as an artist I can bring out the best in the ART VIEWER.