Gay Bryant is an artist, painter, and printmaker who teaches regionally and resides in Knoxville, Tennessee. She has worked as a studio artist for the last 20 years and has been developing her art since grade school. Her paintings and prints depict nature, architecture, and events of everyday life.
While celebrating traditional skills and craftsmanship, Gay uses relief printing and painting to bring the viewer into familiar scenes of the rich landscape of eastern Tennessee. Her printmaking involves woodcuts, linoleum block, etchings, and composite materials and her painting is done in watercolor or acrylic. Gay teaches printmaking and watercolor at John C. Campbell Folk School (Brasstown NC) and The Swag Mountaintop Inn (Waynesville NC). Her work is represented in regional galleries and in international collections. She is a retired professor of Business and Media Technologies at Pellissippi State.