Is an Artist based near Truro, Cornwall

Hello and welcome to Lizzie-May Design!


I'm Lizzie-May, an artist and nature-lover based in a small village along the water in Cornwall.


I love to paint in gouache starting with base layers of loose brushstrokes and working on top with finer details to depict immersive garden scenes. I have developed my style after years of practise and painting what I love most.


If you follow me on instagram, you'll have most likely spotted I enjoy painting in my sketchbooks but sometimes I branch out and paint on canvas, or other surfaces.


I find my inspiration from nature, meandering through narrow Cornish lanes with wild hedgerows, visiting botanical gardens and admiring cottage gardens.

If you want to follow along and see my latest paintings, please do follow me on Instagram @lizziemaydesign

Lizzie-May x



What brand of sketchbooks do you use?

Typically a Moleskine or Stillman & Birn journal that is above 200gsm paper weight so that it keeps it's shape!

What types of paints & materials do you use?

Winsor & Newton / Daler & Rowney Gouache and sometimes I will add details with Faber Castell Pencils and Caran d'Ache Wax Pastels.

How did you find your style?

It has taken me a long time as an artist to develop this style I am working in at the moment. It's been a process over the last few years of commitment and also realising that I can choose to paint what I love and focus on that. I saw my style really come into it's own in 2020, when I challenged myself to paint every day for a few weeks. I also did a lot of research into art I admired, and followed along to some Skillshare classes which really helped broaden my ways of painting!



Uneeka Life Truro

Uneeka Life Falmouth

Melbourne Florist, Derbyshire

Botanic York

Somerset House London

Colour & Space Online Art Gallery


National Trust

My Cornwall Magazine