Paul Kay was born and raised in Southwest Arizona. He grew up roaming the mountains and deserts and formed a deep and lasting appreciation for the natural world. Wildlife art allows Kay to indulge in his creative passion and express his emotional attachment to wildlife and landscape. Paul studied fine arts at Brigham Young University and Arizona State University, where he studied under several renowned artists. He also apprenticed at the House of Bronze Fine Art Foundry in Prescott, Arizona. Paul has received awards in numerous national shows and competitions, including winning the 2002 Wyoming Conservation Stamp contest. He also won the Best of Show award at the 2002 Western Heritage Art Show. Most recently Paul won the Wildlife Merit Award in 2003 at the National Arts for the Parks contest and was a winner at the 2004 Wyoming Ducks Unlimited contest. Private collectors have acquired numerous pieces over the last 20 years including the Sate of Wyoming and Phipppen Museum permanent collections.