Award winning artist, Nancy Noel May has always loved
to paint, starting with formal lessons as a young child in Hampton, VA. The coastal influences of color and scenery have been with her from the start,
having grown up in a small community on the Chesapeake Bay.
Nancy continued her studies with a degree in Art Education
from Towson University in 1975. Her college education, along with
numerous other courses and workshops, have given Nancy a varied and exciting
background in different techniques and styles of expression.
Clear, vibrant colors and a strong source of light are the
prime elements of her paintings. In 2004 Nancy returned to acrylics
after a long stint with oils, finding the quicker drying time forces her to be
more spontaneous in her work.
A love of travel has lead Nancy to explore ways of packing
her equipment to create plein air paintings, and she never travels without
a camera and sketchbook to record her experiences. Bringing back images
to her studio helps to relive her travels through paintings.
Moving to Wilmington, NC in 1984 brought Nancy back to the
coastal influences with which she started. The easy going style, clarity
of light and color continues to be a significant reminder that she is
essentially a sea-level woman.
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