There are moments in our lives, there are moments in a day, when we seem to see beyond the usual. Such are the moments of our greatest happiness. Such are the moments of our greatest wisdom, If one could recall his vision by some sort of sign. It was in this hope that the arts were invented. Sign-posts on the way to what may be. Sign-posts toward greater knowledge.                                          Robert Henri


Carol McClees, a native New Englander, married a native Marylander and currently lives in Baltimore, MD. Sailing around the Chesapeake on her boat, Skean Dhu, brings understanding to the  brilliance of outdoor artistry. With each breathtaking image, whether it is an landscape, portrait, or seascape, she envisions a painting with many color variations.  She has endeavored to bring to life not only the environment around her, but also the beloved animals in others’ lives. As Carol takes her brush to canvas, her goal is to capture the balance between the intensity and the atmosphere of color possibilities so that the painting comes alive. Alive with COLOR!

Carol has studied with numerous artists over the years:all have inspired Carol to paint with her mind through laughter, candor and a genuine spirit in search of the truth, stretching Carol to find greater wisdom and sign-posts toward greater knowledge.



You can never reach perfection, no matter how hard you try. And given the nature of oil paints, you could never make a “copy” of nature. But sometimes the suggestion of nature’s perfection is more interesting than the thing itself.                           Emile Gruppe’