May mostly focuses on drawing and painting in a highly realistic style. Her oil paintings and graphite drawings show her close observation and attention to detail. In her choice of subjects, May is often inspired by memories from Norway and her family.
May has exhibited widely and has won many awards in national juried art exhibitions, including: Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club: Medal of Honor; Anna Hyatt Huntington Bronze Medal. American Artists Professional League: Medal of Honor. National Academy of Design: The Lenard Kester Award. Art Students League Members Juried Exhibition: Best in Show for Works on Paper.