Piece description from the artist
I happened upon this scene when I took a drive up Greylock Mountain to shoot a particular photograph I wanted under cloud cover. I can see the mountain from my studio and though it was sunny where I stood, I could see the top of the mountain was covered with a thick cloud. As I drove up the mountain road, it looked like it was snowing. Snow in the beginning of November is is a bit early, even for the Berkshires. Actually is was hoarfrost that was floating in a gentle breeze. Hoarfrost occurs when the air is moist (from the clouds) and the trees are colder than the air, forming very large ice crystals. It was a magical scene with green grass and snowy branches, and I have never seen this again.
Kay’s family moved to an Illinois farm from New York City when she was a young girl. She was greatly influenced by living so close to nature on the farm, and consequently has been exploring themes of the natural world via fine art photography for over thirty years. Her photographs have been exhibited in national and regional juried shows and are included in numerous corporate, museum and private collections.
Kay went to Boston and received a B.A. from Northeastern University and a Professional Diploma from the New England School of Photography. One of the original founders of the Brickbottom Artists Building in Somerville, MA, she loved living and working in the Boston area. Then she developed a strong need for trees and moved to the Berkshires in western Massachusetts. In the fall of 2003, Kay opened her studio in an old brick schoolhouse in Adams, Massachusetts. While in the Berkshires, she has worked on her night landscape series, using light-painting techniques to illuminate night landscapes. Most recently she has been shooting underwater “waterscapes” in rivers and ponds. All along Kay has been taking in as much of the natural world as she can.