rachel may about

Our lives are planted besides streams of water. When growing up on the shores of Tel Aviv, Israel, Rachel May gazed at the Mediterranean Sea from her parent’s balcony as the water changed its hues. Her love for the sea’s colors and the sun often appear in Rachel May’s mixed media and large-scale paintings.

Rachel May received a B.Ed.F.A. in Art and Art Education from the Teachers College of Art in Israel where her work was influenced by artists such as Osvaldo Romberg, Rafi Lavi and Yair Garbuz.

Rachel May exhibits her work in NY and NJ, including the Hiram Blauvelt Art Museum, Mills Pond House Gallery, Smithtown Township Arts Council, Bergen County Y, and the Kaplen Jewish Community Center on the Palisades. Her “I Love Manhattan” multi-canvas painting received the Award of Merit from the Manhattan Arts International.

Rachel May’s work continues to articulate the tensions between freedom and enclosure. Her rich use of color expresses renewal and rebirth whose texture and movement creates a visual dance. Rachel May’s paintings bridges life across Israeli and American shorelines.

Rachel May lives and works in Teaneck, NJ.
She can be contacted at rachelmayart@gmail.com