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 commissioned 'Caroline Lees, Watercolours of Shropshire'. In 2011 she won the Sunday Telegraph Watercolour Competition. Now she mostly works to commission.
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.
Caroline completed an advanced Medieval Illumination course at The Prince’s School of Traditional Arts, and now is frequently asked to create a piece on parchment to celebrate a 21st or something similar.
See more of Caroline's work at carolinelees-icons.co.uk