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Caroline Lees

Caroline studied at the Corcoran Gallery School of Art in Washington DC and attended master classes at The Slade School of Art in London. She has been an en plein air painter most of her life, mostly in the Middle East. She works in oils and watercolours and studied egg tempera, gilding & Icon techniques in Russia, Sinai and the Prince’s Schools. Now she mostly works to commission.

Royal Academy work. “A lovely fresh piece of work”…Sir Antony Eyton RA said of her small oil in a Summer Exhibition.

In 2011 she won the Sunday Telegraph Watercolour Competition. David Paskett, president of the Royal Watercolour Society said of her prize winning entry in the Sunday Telegraph. “An unconventional and dynamic view of a familiar place at a particular time…”

In 2018 she won the Agnes Reeve Memorial prize for best painting of London at the CAS Society (w/c)



Jedda Fine Arts, Saudi Arabia 1976 to 1979

Atlantic Gallery, Washington DC 1982 to1984

Henry Brett Gallery Stow on the Wold 1985 to 1989

De Montfort Fine Art, Middle East Division 1994 to1998

The Mathaf Gallery, Knightsbridge 1986/1992/1998/2000

Royal Society of Marine Artists Mall Galleries 1992

Book commissioned ‘Watercolours of Shropshire’ 1992

The Laing Art Competition 1996

Rafael Valls Gallery, St James’s 2001/2003/2006

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 1995 – 1997- 2011

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition selected not hung – 1998

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition two pictures hung – 2005

Rountree Tryon Gallery Back from the Hill show – 2019

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