May Ann Licudine is a lowbrow illustration artist from La Union, Philippines and did her Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in Visual Communication from the University of the Philippines College Baguio ner. After studying art for five years, May started to take commissions from clients worldwide.
The artist's works reflect her strong Japanese influence and show girls with long dark hair and pensive faces, nature, and animals. May takes her inspiration from great artists such as Winsor McCay and Maurice Sendak, and the amazing films of Japanese director and manga artist, Hayao Miyazaki.
“My deepest feelings are often present in everything that I create. I aim to touch people's hearts with my artwork; I hope that I will be able to make them feel something when they see my paintings. That is why some of the main motifs you can see in my compositions are dreams, nature, and emotions”, the gifted artist tells us.
May’s art has been showcased in galleries across the USA and Philippines, and she has won several notable awards for her outstanding illustration style. May’s “Innocent Girls”, a terrific series of graphite works, can be seen below.