Nancy Tuttle May is a locally (North Carolina) based artist whose works are in private and corporate collections worldwide. She has numerous exhibits extensively throughout the Southeast. Her awards include a National Endowment Grant, Visiting Artist fellowship and recognition in juried shows.
Her current work is primarily on canvas, with acrylic, gold leaf powders, oil sticks, charcoal, pumice, marble dust, silk tissue and some collage technique.
My current work incorporates acrylics, pastels, gold leaf, metal
powders and silk tissue on paper and canvas. This process involves
freedom and discipline working together to allow the spirit to
function. The greatest joy comes when a painting takes on its own
wings. In a fleeting moment it moves outside my control; I become a
conduit. My desire is to be open to sensations and to express these
visually, with spontaneity and confidence. The images are quickly
absorbed, what remains is the living "being" of a work of art. For me,
color is not color until it arrives at a degree of resonance which can
be heard. My way is intuitive; life furnishes the raw materials with
all it's chaotic profusion. When the viewer connects with my work I
feel a deep sense of completion.