10 Things You Should Know about Nancy Noel May That You Didn't Read In Wrightsville Beach Magazine

May 16, 2016

painter nancy noel may artist wrightsville beach nc

I recently asked Nancy Noel May these burning questions about life and here are her answers.
  1. Who’s on your iPod? What's an iPod?
  2. Who was your favorite childhood icon? Mickey Mouse Club had Roy who would come on and draw pictures, I loved to watch him create.
  3. If a famous person were to buy your art, who would you want it to be and why? Paul McCartney because he would want to meet the artist and I could die happy.
  4. What is the best piece of advice you ever received from a mentor? Listen to your heart and be true to yourself.
  5. What is your favorite artist’s tool? An old scrubbed out brush that creates some awesome texture.
  6. What excites you, artistically speaking? Watching someone view a piece of art that speaks to them and seeing that transformation on their face, even better when it is the excitement on a child's face.
  7. What is your pet peeve? Toxic people that belittle anyone's level of creativity
  8. If you could go anywhere in the world to paint the landscape, where would it be? I've always wanted to go to Fiji, who wouldn't want to go there and paint?
  9. What is your spirit animal and why? I think my dog, Sadie is my spirit animal. She tells me what she likes and what she doesn't...we are truly joined spiritually.
  10. At what age did you know you wanted to be an artist?  I would say 6 or 7, I started taking painting classes from a lady down the beach from me. I had an older cousin that I adored who was a wonderful artist, along with several aunts that painted. My cousin, Barbara became an art teacher and she was always my inspiration and mentor. I wanted to be like Barbara forever. Still do...she was awesome. Barbara passed away in 2014 and she still mentors me from above.

Photos credits: 1) "Veggies Need a Hand" oil on panel by Nancy Noel May  2)Unknown 3) National Geographic 4) Megan Britt




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