Jay describes her work as creating new stories and worlds from found images. She does this referencing photographs and old masters, junk shop finds of old books and faded postcards. She will often blur or distort the images in order that they be viewed in a new way; evoking responses or memories by their familiarity yet questioning the interpretation in their reimagining.
Experimenting in different media on a variety of surfaces which includes the traditional, canvas and the innovative, concrete, she layers media and sometimes includes gold leaf to suggest preciousness. She investigates our visual language; imagery of birds and flowers reoccur, along with the human figure and domestic animals, examining our shared histories and journeys.
Jay lives and works as a teacher in Dorset and has shown her work in Dorset and Cornwall.