Colter May was born in Bozeman Montana and raised in a family where he benefited from a legacy of exploration, natural wonder, and deep admiration of wildlife. This heritage imprinted on him a desire to honor the grandeur of western wildlife and landscape by creating vibrant, evocative oil paintings.
While the subject of his work primarily focuses on wildlife and landscapes, Colter’s ideation and philosophy behind his work are directly influenced by the values he learned and lives in his home. Colter and his wife Bobbe are raising two daughters who are quickly growing to rival their father’s love of wildlife and the outdoors. As a family they enjoy touring national parks and other western landscapes.
Colter earned a Bachelor of Fine Art in painting from Brigham Young University- Idaho and has been privileged to receive mentorship from world-renowned painters. As a young emerging artist, Colter has already received notable awards including Best Artist Under 30 in the January Plein Air Salon, and Curators Choice in the Idaho Falls Arts Council national Juried Exhibition.