Artwork that reflects familiar stories Maybe even yours.

People who view my work, often say that my work creates a story that reflects their own. Quite often that story is one of overcoming a struggle.

I’m Mays Mayhew, and I create artwork that helps people immerse themselves in stories of overcoming and introspection. I like to draw repeated human figures for it weaves a narrative, a story. I create realistic pencil drawings of people, reflected or mirrored, that tell stories using a simple yet beautiful approach. 

If you’d like to have a piece of artwork that elicits conversation or shows your struggle or strength then click here to view my gallery. 

About the artist: My rural background is grounded in work-ethic-driven farm life. Although a city-dweller for most of my adult life, the farm work ethic enabled a dual career. After art school, I balanced a corporate career while continually producing and exhibiting art. Now I am a professional full-time artist balancing the needs of my family and two preschoolers. 

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When I saw what Mays had created for me and learned why she did it, tears came to my eyes. She does great work, has excellent craftsmanship, and professionalism. She creates more than a realistic-looking portrait.
— Alexa S.
About the “Brain On Love” series:
Inspired by an intellectual curiosity about the physiology of love and the echo of its disappearance, her work is wistful and fun, as a quite serious aspect pervades it. “

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— Paul Klein, art critic Art Review in Huffington Post
I have been following the art of Mays Mayhew for sometime now. I find her work visually enigmatic and it always makes me think about the relationship of the figurative images within the work and their relationship to us.
— Sergio Gomez Gallery Director, 33 Collective Art Gallery Co-founder, ARTNXTLevel Director of Exhibitions, Zhou B Art Center

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