Among dreams and monster tales

Dan May's gentle, furry monsters have always maintained a level of humanity. And, surprisingly or not, May's recent collection, called "Into the wild" expands this humanity into a deeper emotional level. Living in Jacksonville, FL, Dan May has exhibited his haunting surreal visions in galleries throughout the US and abroad.

Dan May, Curious Dreamers Wander Thy SolitudeDan May, Curious Dreamers Wander Thy Solitude

He also works with numerous publications, design companies and publishing houses. Influenced mostly by his life, dreams and thoughts, Dan's paintings also reveal the beauty and the power of nature, a magical character on its own, and its connection with humanity.

Dan May, Bittersweet DepartureDan May, Bittersweet Departure

What May mostly loves is the way his works inspire people and evoke new associations and stories. When he isn't in his studio, this talented artist enjoys traveling, going to museums, exercising and listening to music, delightful activities that always keep his creativity alive.

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Michelle "Mia" Araujo is only 24 years old and has already astonished critics with her acrylic on wood paintings. Born in Los Angeles...read more

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Melissa Moss has a very interesting tale. In the past she worked in publishing, but a full-time job in that field didn't exactly trill her....read more

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Sylvia Ji constantly surprises us with her beautiful paintings. Focusing especially on feminine figures (perhaps her own alter-egos), ...read more

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I find Rick "Dienzo" Blanco's characters are delightfully charming. Creepy & Cute is what defines Dienzo's style...read more

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Joe Vollan's art seems inspired by nightmares, fears, menaces, by nature and its cruel rules. And most of all, Joe Vollan's...read more

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For Duy Huynh (pronounced Yee Wun) drawing was his way of settling in a strange world as a youngster immigrant. Years passed and the...read more

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It's hard to say that she's focusing on a certain area although sensual mystical women are her usual subjects. Martine Johanna's works are a...read more

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Amy Casey's paintings recreate, with acrylic on panel, on canvas or on paper, her nightmares concerning the end of the world. "Inspired by...read more

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She wanted to graduate in math but reconsidered and became fine arts major instead. And that was a really wise decision as Caia Koopman is...read more

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"We should be more like cats: soulful, stylish, and entirely unconcerned with others’ opinions" says artist Heather Mattoon, motivating her...read more

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I am very fond of surrealistic art, as a form of expressing pure, genuine emotions. That is probably why these otherworldly girls, painted by Lori...read more

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Ashleigh Fedo from Ash Lethal likes our modern art blog and we couldn’t be more honored to feature the works of this young...read more