While growing up on the coast in Tel Aviv, Israel, Rachel May gazed at the Mediterranean Sea from her parent’s balcony and saw colors change in the air and the water. The Mediterranean sun played with the wave crests and when landing on and retreating from the shore. The unfolding changes of color and texture appear frequently 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, Kaplen Jewish Community Center on the Palisades, Van Der Plas Gallery, Ceres Gallery, Westside Presbyterian Church, and Beit Leiberman Museum. Her “I Love Manhattan” multi-canvas painting received the Award of Merit from Manhattan Arts International.
Rachel May’s work articulates the inevitable tensions enclosed in natural frameworks and expresses renewal through a dance of color, texture, and movement.