Kay Vass Darling’s focus is on threading together several strands of influence into her art. Her subjects are landscapes, still life, and icons. She works in oils, acrylics, and collage/mixed media. Her art, regardless of the subject matter or the style, is an exploration of the boundaries between appearances and perception.
She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in studio art from Greensboro College, a Master of Theological Studies in religion and the arts from Wesley Theological Seminary, and a Master of Information Science from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She has taught both art and religion in a variety of venues, and most recently was the Theological Librarian for the Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union University.
A Virginia native and currently residing in Richmond, she has exhibited art at the Dooley Hall, Richmond Public Main Library, Art League/Torpedo Factory Art Center, The Gallery at Convergence, Centre Gallery East, ArtWorks, the Petersburg Regional Art Center, and the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart. Her artwork is in many private collections, and has several artworks in Haiti.