CAROLINE LEES

Caroline (b1940) studied at the Corcoran Gallery School of Art in Washington DC and attended master classes The Slade School in London. She has been en plein air painter most of her  life, mostly in the Middle East.  She has shown at the Atlantic Gallery, Washington DC, several times at The Royal Academy and had one man shows at Rafael Valls, St James’s, the Mathaf Gallery, Knightsbridge and Indar Pasricha Fine Arts.  In 1992 Airlife Publishing Ltd commissoned   'Caroline Lees,   Watercolours of Shropshire'.  In 2011 she won the Sunday Telegraph Watercolour Competition.  Now she mostly works to commission..

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...."                   

"A lovely fresh piece of work".... ..Sir Antony Eyton RA said of her small oil in a Summer Exhibition.

"The two icons are truly lovely. Please accept deep appreciation for all the work you put into them, and know that your icons are a strong addition to the Donna Spaan collection of Contemporary Art at Calvin College. Michigan"

MEDIEVAL ILLUMINATION
Caroline completed an advanced Medieval Illumination course at The Prince’s School of Traditional Arts.

ICON WRITER
In 2002 she became interested in icon writing studying under Aidan Hart,  and masters from Russia and Eastern Europe. In 2011 she was invited to attend an advanced gilding course with Radoslav Hristov at St. Catherine's Monastery, Sinai. In 2004 she was commissioned to paint a series of icons for the publication 'Way To Life' published by Redemptorist Publications in 2006 and Liguori Publications in the USA in 2007. 

Her daughter Diana Howorth  paints and etches animals - see link. 


SOME COMMISSIONS/COLLECTIONS

Mayor Farsi of Jeddah Saudi Arabia

The FO for presentation to HRH The Prince of Wales on a visit to Oman

Private collections in the Sultanate of Oman 

Sir Eric Parker (Late)

The Ritz Hotel

Private collections in the Republic of Yemen

Ahmed Chalabi - Iraq  (Late)

Sir Algernon Heber-Percy

The National Trust.

Major General Patrick Anthony John Cordingley DSO DSC FRGS    

Adam & Co Bank

Roxanna Panufnik (Composer)

Stephen Layton, Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of City of London Sinfonia.

St. Catherine's Monastery, Sinai

Lidgates.

Mr & Mrs. Michael Portillo

Lord & Lady Flight

Artists For Croome, Christie's 2013

The Duke of Yorks Offices.

Commission for the Donna Spaan collection of Contemporary Art at Calvin College Michigan USA

St John's Eye Hospital Jerusalem private auction

British Yemeni Society - leaving ambassador

Church of St John the Baptist Hove

St Nicholas Church Longparish Hants

Major General Michael Regan

St Stephens House Oxford

Society for Palestinian Children Auction.






 



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