Robert Fenwick May, Jr. started scribbling
at a young age. A few words of encouragement from his dad and an inspirational
gift, of a book by Frank Frazetta, from his late mother were all he needed to ignite a life-long passion for art.
Growing-up in Baltimore, Robert turned the tragedy of his mother’s death into a positive experience
by putting his modest inheritance toward the dream of a semester at the Maryland Institute College of Art. Unable to afford to continue at the Institute Robert spent most of his young adult years hunched over
a drafting board honing his drawing skills. Later, his love for life and nature
lead him to pursue a degree in Biology. All-the-while scribbling in the corners
of notebooks during lectures; he earned his degree and became a high school Biology teacher. He continues to share his reverence
for life and passion for nature with his students.
Fortunate to be teaching in Baltimore County, Robert spends whatever free time he gets at the Walters
Art Gallery marveling the great masters. In his spare time he creates beautiful
drawings like those you see in this collection of trees. These trees are a culmination
of his imagination, love of nature, and study of botany. His sincere wish is
that you will take pleasure in viewing them and he hopes that they will spark something in your imagination.
A true renaissance man, Robert was awarded a 2nd degree black belt by the Chinese Self-Defense
Association, has studied classical music and guitar, practices the art of Bonsai, and has completed advanced degree course
work in Education.