There is an obvious freedom and personal expression in Cay’s paintings, which translates through effects of colour, texture and mix-media. Her art is always trying to generate an emotional response to composition and design.
After selecting some detailed representational subjects, Cay creates her own story of movements and lights, she lets the image melt if the painting, showing only part of it below some collage or wiping back to find it again below layers of acrylic paint and oil paint finishing.
Born in Sao Nicolau (Cape Verde Republic), Cay developed her painting skills in the YSSY institute of Caracas (Venezuela). After being awarded at UAE's first Watercolour Challenge in February 2001, she started showing her work during the 2001 Dubai International Art Centre's Members' Exhibition from March 3 to 15 at the Boulevard, Emirates Towers.
Since then, Cay’s paintings have been exhibited least twice a year and sold to private buyers in Middle East, France and Canada.