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 for most of her life, travelling in the Middle East, Arctic, India and Burma. She works in oils and watercolours and studied egg tempera, gilding & Icon techniques in Russia, Sinai and the Prince’s Schools. Now she mostly work 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)
1969/70 Life Drawing: Colchester School of Art.
1982/84 Corcoran Gallery School of Art. Washington. DC
1991 Master Classes in oils: Slade School of Art, London.
2002 Advanced Drawing: Slade School of Art, London.
1984 Two person show, Atlantic Gallery, Georgetown, DC USA
1989 One person show, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman
1991 One person show, Charlotte Lampard Gallery, Mossop Street, London
1992 Book Launch “Watercolours of Shropshire.” Judges Lodgings. Shrewsbury.
1993 One person show, Top Galleries, Shropshire.
1995 Exhibition with Brenda Evans , Ebury Galleries, London.
1998 Exhibition with Nigel Boonham (bronzes) Addison Ross Gall (October)
2001 One person show Rafael Valls Ltd London & The Orient (sponsored by Adam & Co)
2003 One person show Rafael Valls Ltd. Here & There.
2005 Indar Pasricha Fine Arts Connaught St. London. Realms of Gold
2006 One person show Rafael Valls Ltd. Mountains Monasteries & Minarets.
GROUP EXHIBITIONS (MAIN ONES)
1986 ‘Yesterday In Oman’ The Mathaf Gallery, Knightsbridge. London
1988 ‘The Art of Sport’ Wingfield Sporting Gallery. London.
1988 ‘Spring Collection’ The Flower Gallery. Kings Road London
1989 Henry Brett Galleries show, The Mall Galleries, London
1991 Charlotte Lampard Gallery, Christmas Show
1992 ‘Impressions of The Gulf & Saudi Arabia’ Mathaf Gallery, Knightsbridge. London
1992 ‘Still Life & Interiors’ Waterman Fine Art London.
1997 KINOE (Indian paintings) Merchant Bank St. James Street. London,
1998 Contemporary Artists Exhibition, Mathaf Gallery, Knightsbridge, London
2000 Contemporary Artists Exhibition, Mathaf Gallery, Knightsbridge, London
2000 British Yemeni Society Exhibition - Kufa Gallery, Westbourne Grove London
1983/84 The Atlantic Gallery, Georgetown DC USA
1987/8/9 The Wingfield Sporting Gallery, London.
1988/9 Henry Brett Galleries, Stow-on-the-Wold.
1992 Royal Society of Marine Artists Mall Galleries London
1995 Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition London
1996 The Laing Art Competition.
1997 Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition London
1998 Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition, selected not hung
2005 Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition, 2 paintings.
2009 Affordable Art Fair, Battersea.
2011 Royal Academy for Arts Summer Exhibtion
1986 The FO for presentation to HRH The Prince of Wales
1988 Sir Eric Parker
1995 Ahmed Abdel Hadi Chalabi
1999 The National Trust.
Mr & Mrs. Michael Portillo
2001 The Ritz Hotel
Adam & Co Bank
2005 St. Catherine's Monastery, Sinai
1987/89 Colour House Graphics. Six limited edition prints.
1992 Airlife Publishing Ltd. 96 watercolours for 'Caroline Lees Watercolours of Shropshire'
1995 Illustrations for 'Oman Today'' Silver Jubilee Ed, Stacey International Pub.
1998 The Garsington Opera Company (cards)
2006 The Way to Life. Book of Icons. UK
2007 The Way to Life. Book of Icons . USA
2011 Winner of the Sunday Telegraph Watercolour Competition (Trafalgar Square)
2018 Winner of the Agnes Reeve Memorial prize for best painting of London. CAS