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.
She received her early art training in Hong Kong at the Jockey Club Ti-I College, and earned her AAS degree from Navarro College and BFA degree from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She continued her art education at The Art League in Alexandria and through taking workshops from artists she admires.
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.