May Carnan



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Cicadas Singing, oil on canvas,51x76cm

Alcafar,oil on canvas,40cmx60cm

Mellow Yellow, oil on canvas,60cmx76cm

Honesty Box,mixed media collage on card,44cmx33cm

Diver Dug,mixed media collage on card,33cmx26cm

Mussel Laddie- Scallop Lassie,mixed media collage on card ,35x27cm


I am passionate about art and enjoy experimenting with new ideas.Recently I have been having fun playing with collage and paint creating surreal images.I have also been working on a much larger scale ,developing my oil painting technique,layering with thin glazes trying to capture the luminosity of light in my work.This is a different approach to making my small alla prima en plein air studies and I am enjoying the challenges of working on a much larger scale. I am inspired by my travels with friends and family and love sketching people and places I visit.


May Carnan was born and lives in West Lothian Scotland. She attended Edinburgh college of Art and The University of Edinburgh .She is passionate about sketching and painting and works in oils, watercolour and mixed media. She is currently working on some oil paintings in the studio based on her travels and often works on small en plein air oil paintings from her pochade box.
May also enjoys doing voluntary work for Art and Health Care and Society of Scottish artists
She will be exhibiting some of her work in The Line Gallery in Linlithgow in “Postcards from The Line” 4th October Private View running until 28th October 2014.
The Gallery on the Corner ,Edinburgh "Postcards from---"as part of Scottish Mental Health Art and Film Festival 27th September on until 25th October 2014.
RSA Open exhibition 2014 Edinburgh on until 20th Jan 2015.
The Line Gallery ,Linlithgow. Christmas Exhibition 2014 on until 28th December.
s-s-a Sit in take away 2014.Edinburgh.
V.A.S:T Wall of Exquisite Jewels 2015 Edinburgh.
The Gallery on the corner ,Edinburgh Passion 2015
Postcards from the line ,Linlithgow October 2015
The line gallery Christmas Exhibition 2015
S.S.A sit in take away 2015.


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