Ysabel Le May

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Ysabel Le May was born in Québec City in 1966.  After obtaining a diploma in graphic design and communications she moved to Vancouver, where, between 1986 to 2002 she worked for several prominent advertising agencies. She eventually owned a successful agency for nine years and studied as an independent student in the art and painting program at Emily Carr.

Upon her return to Montréal, Le May reoriented her career toward her first passion: painting.

She began studying painting under the tutelage of international artist painter Carmelo Blandino with whom she was able to learn and work as his studio assistant. Le May began selling her art immediately to various private and corporate clients in Canada, which helped her attain notoriety as a young and dynamic artist. In the summer of 2004 she produced her first solo exhibition at the Galerie Espace in Montréal.  Since then she has participated in several group shows as well as solo shows in Canada, United States and Italy. Her work can be currently seen at the Montréal Museum of Fine Art Gallery where she has been represented for the last five years. She was also the recipient of the prestigious artist’s grant from Le Conseil des Arts et des Lettres of Québec in 2006.

Ysabel Le May is an artist who possesses the ability to evoke beauty through the art she creates. In paintings she chooses to work with oil and polymer as a medium. In a contemporary style, Le May’s work offers an expressive and contemplative approach which leaves the viewer room for interpretation...

Ysabel Le May now resides in Naples, Florida where she works full time as a painter.


2002-2004      Carmelo Blandino painter / assistant
1998-2000      Emily Carr / art and painting program
1983-1987      Collage Sainte-Foy / graphic design and communications


2004-2008      Artist painter/ Canada, USA, Italy
2003-2004      Designer / Studio 100 dessins
2002-2004      Painter and assistant for Carmelo Blandino /Montréal
2000-2002      Designer for studio Coquine / Vancouver, Montréal
1990-2002      President, art director / Le May studio /Vancouver
1986-1990      Graphic designer / Québec, Montréal, Vancouver


2007          Trudy Labell Fine Art Naples, Florida
2006          Trudy Labell Fine Art,Naples, Florida
2004          Galerie Espace, Montréal, PQ


2008          Naples Museum of Fine Arts, Naples, FL
2008          JLD Gallery, Naples, FL
2007          Camandona Art Gallery, Alba, Italy
2007          Land, sand & Time, Trudy Labell, Naples, FL
2006          Galerie du Musée des Beaux-Arts de Montréal, PQ
2006          Less, Trudy Labell Fine Art, Naples, FL
2005          Land,sand & Time, Trudy Labell, Naples, FL
2005          Galerie du Musée des Beaux-Arts de Montréal, PQ
2004          small work, Galerie Majellart, Montréal, PQ
2004          Galerie du Musée des Beaux-arts de Montréal, PQ
2004          Galerie Madeleine C, Montréal, PQ


Canada:           Montréal Museum of Fine Arts Gallery, Montréal
                           Wallace Galleries Ltd, Calgary
United States: JLD Gallery, Naples, Florida
Italy:                  Camandona Art Gallery, Alba, Italy


Ysabel Le May

Born: Quebec City, Quebec, 1966
Price range: $6700-$12,000