“Art is not only a passion, but also a way of life.”
My name is Katharina May. I spent every part of my life in art, but I am still autodidact. My main subjects are our wildlife and environment. I use self-taught methods and techniques for my paintings. The opportunity to travel around the world and living in different places gave me the chance to develop and refine my style and the way I see this world. I was born in Germany, traveled through Central Africa, Europe and moved to the U.S.A. where I lived in California and Montana and stayed in Nevada and Arizona. As a result my art has been influenced by these adventures and experiences. I want to give art a message and I hope people realise how unique our planet Earth and this wonderful Wildlife is.
I want to show the beauty of this world, but also the problems we all face. We need to help when we realise help is needed. Do it with small things or even bigger if you can. We have to stop deforestation, poaching, animal torture and human abuse! We have to stop killing Phytoplankton by all the plastic trash and micro-plastic in our oceans …and that is just the small list of what is going on. I want to give a little message, not just a beautiful painting.
I want to show you a picture where you can make your own opinion and take a bit of my mind. I feel inspired by what I see, whether big or small. I want to make people happy with my art and I want to draw attention to our modern problems. I have art in my blood and I want to bring a little bit more colour and imagination into every home. My work goes also for donations, to help them who can´t help themselves.
I also like to take photos and capture remarkable moments on film. Currently I am living in Germany and working on different art projects. Cooperation with other artists or projects are always welcome.
I am teaching my daughter how to treat animals and keep our nature clean. To me it´s important to give her the right sense, education and knowledge to show respect for others.