Kay Brathol-Hostvet's pastel and acrylic landscape paintings have been described as "Contemporary Regionalism" and "emotive landscapes." She works from her home studio in Eau Claire, Wisconsin as well as teaches workshops in the Midwest.
She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin-Stout in Studio Arts, with concentrations in painting and drawing. Brathol-Hostvet's work is in numerous private and corporate collections including, among others, the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics, Wisconsin Department of Revenue, and North Central Trust Company. She is represented by Abel Contemporary Gallery (formerly Artisan Gallery), Paoli, Wisconsin; Edgewood Orchard Galleries, Fish Creek, Wisconsin; and Riverwood Art and Frame, Eau Claire, Wisconsin.