Hidden TreasuresTricia May
Oil painting on Stretched canvas
Finished white edges
Varnished and Ready to hang
Signed on front and back
24 " h x 18 " w x 1.5 " d |4 lbs. 6 oz.
Over the years, Tricia May has built a loyal following for her easily recognizable woodland scenes. "I set bright against neutral color, dark against light values and warm against cool tones," Tricia explains of her trademark style. "I strive to excite the viewer's eyes with contrast and ask them to imagine being in the space." In this painting, she uses backlighting to heighten the drama. Fiery red and orange trees reach out to the viewer with long purple shadows.
Drawing her inspiration from the outdoors, Tricia May describes her paintings as “impressionistic with a contemporary flair.” Her early work focused on the figure, but after moving to Idaho in 1992, she became fascinated with capturing the landscape. She is a founding member of the Plein Air Painters of Idaho, and enjoys painting on location, in the sunshine, whenever possible. Tricia’s love of being outside has rendered her quite prolific–her current “Tree” series numbers more than 400 paintings and counting. “I plan my paintings ahead using sketches, a value pattern, and color choices,” says the artist. “Then I allow intuition and spontaneity to take over, enjoying the process.”
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I could not be happier with my new artwork. I've had my eye on Ms. May's UGallery works for a while and this piece fits my new home perfectly. I have always purchased from traditional galleries so I was a bit apprehensive about buying online. But the free return policy convinced to to give it a try and I'm 100% satisfied!!- B Patrolia
Thank you Tricia May for creating this lovely work. My wife, Jane, and I love looking into those woods. Beautiful!- A Rita
Absolutely love it. It is even more beautiful in real life. I ordered another piece of your from Crate and Barrel. I didn't even realize they both were yours until this one arrived. I am a fan!- A Tobias
I love your paintings so very much. I hope you realize how much your work touches peoples' lives. It gives me peace and brings back memories. Thank you.- M Madsen
"French Lavender" was delightful and I am so glad that I have it in my budding art collection. I certainly will continue to follow your work. The colors are so vibrant and bring out the fullest in all your landscapes. Cheers!- Frank