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″