Melinda May

My still life paintings celebrate the visual richness found in the everyday flow of life.  My subject matter is the accumulation found on kitchen tables and windowsills; a trail created by the experiences of the day: patterns on linens, tangerines, the electric bill, flowers, a dog collar.

Windowsills and kitchen tables tell the story of the household. These tableaus are a vibrant statement, a shout of light and color that captures the life we leave in our wake. I work directly from life. My painting must be as quick and spontaneous as the scene, which changes as life and light move on.

I was educated at The Academy of Fine Art in Rome, Italy, and the Academy of Art University in San Francisco.

Image featured on this page: Melinda May, “Stock & Onions,” watercolor, 20″ x 29″

Melinda May, "Praying Mantis"

Melinda May, “Praying Mantis,” watercolor, 20″ x 20″

Melinda May, "Peaches"

Melinda May, “Peaches,” watercolor, 20.5″ x 29″

Melinda May, "Dufy's Roses"

Melinda May, “Dufy’s Roses,” watercolor, 12″ x 16″

Melinda May, "Sunflowers"

Melinda May, “Sunflowers,” watercolor, 20″ x 20″

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Building 116, Studio 4

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