Today I was thumbing through the Oklahoma Gazette and they are having a vote for 'The Best of Oklahoma 2009.' One of the categories is "best visual artist." I hadn't heard of any of the nominees (and I consider myself and artist? Shame on me!) but I was a little disappointed there weren't any women on the list. I did check out each of the candidates and Paul Mays gets my vote. His work is lovely. I adore his use of pattern, color and texture.