Carol Lee Thompson is a Classical Realist trained in the methods of the Old Masters and a full-time professional artist. Carol Lee paints a wide range of subject matter including equine and animal, landscape, figurative, and Western themes.

     Carol Lee is featured in galleries throughout the country. Her work is part of many corporate and private collections including the Butler Institute of Art and Academy Art Museum in Easton, Maryland. Her art hangs in Baltimore's City Hall, The Fort McHenry National Shrine, the U.S. State Department, the Star Pass Resort in Arizona, and Camden Yards Stadium.

     Carol Lee's exhibits include: The C.M. Russell Museum Show, The Western Masters, The Scottsdale Salon at Legacy Gallery, the Gilcrease and Albuquerque Museums' "Miniature" Shows, The International Salon at Greenhouse Gallery, and the John Pence Gallery's Still Life Shows. She has been awarded First Place in the Oil Painters of America (OPA) On-Line Showcase (Signature) and a Regional OPA Award of Excellence. She has won First Place/Animals in The Artist Magazine Competition as well as finalist five times. She received awards for Best Sporting Art, Action Award and an Honorable Mention with The American Academy of Equine Art. She also received awards with the Cheyenne Frontier Days Show and the Salmagundi Club in New York. Carol won a Fredrix Spirit of America Award, Best Painting by a Maryland Artist in Easton Plein Air, and the Award of Excellence in the NOAPS On-Line Showcase. She has received 14 awards in international miniature competitions. In the past five prestigious Art Renewal Center (ARC) Salons, Carol has been a finalist nine times and received an Honorable Mention.

     Carol is a member of The Society of Animal Artists (SAA). She is a recognized Living Artist (A.R.C.L.A.) with the ARC. Carol is a Signature Member of the OPA and The National Oil and Acrylic Painters' Society (NOAPS). She is an Associate Member of The American Academy of Equine Art. She is also a member of the Miniature Painters, Sculptors & Gravers Society of Washington, DC. Carol is published in "Best of America Oil Artists II," "Fresh Flowers: The Best of Flower Painting," "Art of the American West," and "The TOP 100 Plein Air Painters of the Mid-Atlantic." She has been featured in many magazine articles.

     She is a graduate of Towson State University, holds a Masters of Fine Arts from the Maryland Institute College of Art, and is a graduate of the Schuler School of Fine Arts, where she still teaches part-time. Carol has been affiliated with the Schuler School of Fine Arts for over 30 years, where she was honored to work with her mentor and dear friend, the late Ann Didusch Schuler. It is important to note that her traditional atelier training allows her to work with the materials and techniques of the Old Masters. She prepares her surfaces with lead and glue, grinds her own pigments, and paints with Maroger medium. In addition to her full-time art career, she teaches and holds workshops.


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