Kay Cornell is a Sydney-based artist, who has been painting and drawing since the 1960’s and who travelled with Peregrine on the Antarctic Explorer voyage in February 2009.
In her earlier years as an artist, she lived and worked in London and Paris, which was the inspiration for many of her later works. A highlight of her career was a commission for the Chelsea Hotel, New York in 2007, where the work hangs in the foyer of this legendary hotel. Kay’s work is found in numerous private and corporate collections overseas; including Belgium, Scotland, USA, UK and throughout Australia.
Her next exhibition entitled Antarctica opens on Wednesday 22 September, 2010 at Richard Martin Gallery, Holdworth Street, Woollahra, Sydney. This exhibition will feature many works that Kay created whilst onboard her Antarctic expedition. Kay has kindly offered to donate a percentage of her sales from this exhibition to Peregrine’s Get Albatross off the Hook Fund. The exhibition will also be opened by John Rodsted: Member of the 1997 Nobel Peace Prize Winning International Campaign to Ban Landmines, and who may be known to many of you as a valued member or our expedition team.