James May

Born in Belfast in 1955. His mainly landscape inspired works, are extracted from his journeys across Ireland. The viewer is offered an essence of these places and periods- fleeting insights into May’s visions and memories.

This self-taught artist has painted all of his life; the catalyst being the gift of a watercolour set by his mother. His work still retains a candid quality, which is demonstrated by his fascination with colour, mark making and texture. May is continually inspired by the shapes and colours, which envelop him. The artist contemplates and considers these surroundings and successfully draws the viewers’ attention to the unnoticed, or even taken for granted scenery.

May’s unique method of palimpsesting layers is cen... READ MORE