University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1998, BFA
DePaul University, 2004
Figurative artist drawing familiar stories (maybe yours) on paper/canvas
People who view my work, often say that my work creates a story that reflects their own. Quite often that story is one of overcoming a struggle or peaceful nostalgia.
I am Mays Mayhew, and I create artwork that helps people immerse themselves in stories of overcoming and introspection. The works are skillfully drawn images of women. The repeated figures tell stories in a simple beautiful way. Repetition causes dualities. -Dualities like the literal drawn image juxtapose with the untold story behind the work. I use graphite pencils for the hauntingly beautiful silver monochromic environment they create.
About me: My rural background is grounded in work-ethic-driven farm life. Although a city-dweller for most of my adult life, the farm work ethic enabled a dual career.
After art school, I balanced a corporate career while continually producing art. Now, I am a professional full-time artist balanced with creating a homestead and homeschooling young children.
If you’d like to have a piece of artwork that elicits conversation or shows your struggle or strength then click here to view my gallery.
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