Gay is an artist from Maine who specializes in animal portraits and outdoor scenes involving the interaction of pets and care-providers. "The human animal bond is beyond words. It is beyond images. It can only be described as love in its completely unconditional, trusting form. When we see humans painted completely, that is with expressions on their faces, we often miss the body language, the nuances in that language, the aura. To quote a friend,'these paintings portray the intimate conversation between species; the human offering a safe place to rest and trust shown through the eyes of the creatures in their arms." These paintings Gay calls her "Love Story."