the painting artist

do you enjoy paintings?

The joy of being a painting artist is sharing my paintings and my expertise.

Paintings showcase the world thru the artist's eyes. It is the opportunity to show the world what we see.

This website is the world thru my eyes. All the beautiful things in nature are the subjects of my paintings.

There are a hundred paintings on this website. So sit back, relax and take time to enjoy the paintings.

It is my joy being a painting artist. I paint from the seashore to the mountains and everything in-between.

Nature Paintings 1

Nature Paintings 2

Landscape Paintings

Bold Freedom a watercolor painting of a sea turtle by the painting artist Carol May

nature paintings are my passion

Its lots of fun painting giraffes, dolphins, koi and other critters.

Critter Paintings

the painting artist carol may

Artist Carol May

I grew up living in the country. My normal pass-time was walking in the woods enjoying all the beauty in nature.

My favorite things to paint are birds, butterflies and flowers. I enjoy them while I am gardening.

I feed the birds and plant flowers for the butterflies. Then there are more critters to photograph and paint.

Painting buildings and people is not my forte. I have done a few, but I prefer painting nature.

Florida was my home for over thirty years and Brown Pelicans are my favorite Florida birds.

Many reproductions and some of my original paintings are available for purchase.

Check out some of my work.

Beautiful Reproductions

Original Paintings


do you want learn to paint?

Learn the art lingo in the Artist's Painting Dictionary.

You can enjoy creating your own beautiful paintings when you know the basics of painting.

It is my joy to share my painting knowledge with budding artists. Take advantage of my years of experience.

The basics are the same for all types of painting; oil, watercolor and even acrylic paintings.

Once you know the basic principles of painting you can use them with any type of painting medium.

Learn Painting

The lessons of composition, color, values and focal points will give you a strong foundation for your painting journey.

One of my joys of being a painting artist is being able to share my knowledge with you.

You can paint, too!


dive into the how-to paintings

Follow me step-by-step in the how-to paintings.

Painting Daisies With Oil Paints

Each step clearly explains the what and why of the painting process.

There are no secrets, I openly share my knowledge.

We are all going through this life together. I enjoy helping others along the way.

We can all have the "Joy of Painting".

Enjoy the paintings and lessons on Art by Carol May!

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