After several years at Art College (now part of the University of Wales), Mai began painting professionally in 1950. She has enjoyed painting in many countries, from the UK and the Continent to S.E.Asia and the Middle East. Her works include official portraits of Royalty, Heads of State, prominent figures and several significant historical works for the National Museum of Brunei Darussalam. Mai also writes supernatural mystery novels - starring the artist Clarrie Hunter! Her fifth novel in the series will soon be published.
A personal note from Mai:
I accepted commissions while still at Art Academy from 1949 - among my first was a Christmas frieze for a shop window. Soon after this, I received my first portrait commission and my studio work began in earnest. I have enjoyed living and working in many different places all over the world. Although I never advertised, I was lucky enough to be so much in demand that for most of my career, constant commissions meant that I painted almost every day for 8 - 10 hours at a time! Most of my work hangs in private galleries and is not on general display. Now retired, I still accept work, particularly for portraits and enjoy painting as much as I ever did. I am happy to make some of my paintings available as prints to a wider public. I am very pleased that The Flamenco Dancer has been featured on www.thisisspain.info – where it surely belongs – flamboyant, vibrant and passionate – she is Spain!