Below are a selection of recent pictures. All works are for sale. I paint mostly from life around me, and especially enjoy painting outside en Plein Air. Please contact me for further details at and see my latest work on Instagram #shirleymayartist.


"Washing on my Line"

Gouache on hot pressed paper 38cm x 28cm

en Plein air

Winner of TALP Caran D'Ache Award 2020

£200 unframed



"Garden Chair" (23.4.20)

water colour on HP paper

en Plein air

18.5 cm x 14 cm



"Hove Lagoon" (1.7.20)

Gouache on canvas board

en Plein air

30.5 cm x 25.5 cm




"Lilies" (27.4.20)

Water colour on HP paper 

38 cm x 28 cm




                           "Sunset Hove Beach" 

                            (Acrylics 28 x 19.5 cms)




"Sheets" (25.6.20)

Water colour on paper

en Plein air

21 cm x 12.5 cm



"Flowers on the Table" (23.6.20)

Gouache on HP paper

28 cm x 25.5 cm




"Pink Roses" (12.9.19)

Gouache on paper

25 cm x 19 cm




"Stanmer Park" (3.9.19)

Gouache on paper

en Plein air

23.5 cm x 17 cm




"Daffodils in a Jug" 

mixed media on paper

34 cm x 24.5 cm





"Starlings over West Pier" water colour 53x34 cms. £200

One of three paintings made in response to seeing the starling murmurations at dusk over the West Pier, Brighton.




                       "Vases and bowl" (water colour) 32.5cm X 24.5 cms £120



"Schoolchildren in Hove Park"

water colour on paper

33 cm x 24 cm

en Plein air, then studio 



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