Genevieve May is the daughter of accomplished artists and authors, Dennis Nolan and Lauren Mills. As a child she studied classical drawing and painting with her parents and later studied at Lyme Academy with classical painter Hollis Dunlap. In 2015, Genevieve graduated from the Hartford Art School at the University of Hartford and then moved to NYC to work as a painter for Jeff Koons. During this time, she studied privately under renowned artist, Brad Kunkle. At the age of 27 she had her first solo show “Painting Strangers” which focused on portraits of the local community of Hartford, CT.
Genevieve’s technique displays a wide range of styles. She enjoys combining abstract atmospheric scenes with realistic portraiture. She considers herself an allegorical painter, striving to paint matters of political, social, and environmental concerns in her work, while aiming to achieve a dream-like hypnosis over her viewers.