Ali Kay grew up in West Bend, Wisconsin. She founded her decorative painting company Positive Space shortly after finishing high school in 2002 at the age of 19. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee in 2006. A year later she married her husband Jason and in 2010 she relocated the art company to Houston TX. While in Houston, Ali worked with numerous interior designers on a variety of decorative painting projects. Six of her murals received design awards from the TGC chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers. After moving to Tennessee in 2013 she opened the new Positive Space studio at Chattanooga Workspace where she also offers professional painting workshops. Ali is recognized for the unique techniques she developed incorporating reactive paints into fine art, a system she teaches in her classes. She now splits her time between painting, teaching and her family. She is the mother of two young boys that keep her on her toes. Yet she continues to grow her already extensive portfolio serving residential and commercial clients throughout the country.