Art has always been a part of my life. My father, Earl May, was an artist at a local television station here in Huntington, West Virginia. We painted together when I was young, but I didn?t really start painting seriously until I retired. I was always busy with raising my family and working. When I retired, I studied art at the Cabell County Career Technology Center in Huntington with Andi Surya, a wonderful teacher, which began my creative journey that I dearly love. I began in water color, and eventually went to oils because of the vibrant colors they create.
My favorite subject is landscapes although I occasionally paint animals and portraits. The West Virginia Department of Natural Resources calendar selection committee has chosen one of my landscapes to publish in their annual calendar. My paintings have sold and won ribbons at the Anna Robinson Memorial Art Show in Grayson, Kentucky, and I have been accepted by jury into the biennial exhibition at the Huntington Museum of Art. As a member of the Tri-State Arts Association, I have enjoyed many of their Art-in-the-Park events, selling my paintings and cards there.