'I am currently fascinated by women who use their own image in their creative work, from painters to actresses to social media photographers. As I discover the story of each woman, layers of symbolism and narrative build across my canvas. I find myself referencing our shared female histories, then above all, I paint the relationship between their images and our own. '
Bay studied at the Ruskin School of Art, Oxford University, and Central Saint Martins, London. Her influences are Paula Rego, Helene Schjerfbeck, John Currin and the Old Masters, as well as contemporary fashion photography and street art. Bay's paintings were recently featured by Grazia Magazine. She works from her studio in Valencia, Spain and is a founder member of the city's Colonia Roma arts collective.