A native of California, Carole McClintock grew up near the ocean. The intense light and vibrant colors of the West made a lasting impression on the young artist. During a family vacation to Japan at an early age, she was visually inspired by the lush green landscape, soft mountains and rows of rice patties. She has been making paintings ever since.
She received her, bachelor’s degree in art history and studio art from Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts. The artist also attended school for one year at the Sorbonne in Paris. During this time she painted at the studio of Master Painter Lucio Loubet, and studied works at the Louvre and many other European museums.
McClintock has been a resident of Weston, Connecticut for over 20 years, where she has built a following of loyal collectors. Her work is exhibited locally in Fairfield County, seasonally on Martha’s Vineyard, and has been carried by several galleries nationwide. Private collectors enjoy her work all over New England, and also in Japan, California, Arizona, New York, and Bermuda.
Currently she continues her painting education at the Silvermine School of Art in New Canaan, where she has studied with David Dunlop since 2005. She is promoted by several interior designers and is consistently working on commissioned pieces. She lives in Weston with her three children.
What you see in my paintings is up to you! My work leaves room for the viewer to have their own experience.
I like to use colors that create an emotional effect, balanced by an intriguing composition and a dynamic light.
The most recent series of paintings are inspired by schools of koi fish and by dramatic visions of sky. My favorite medium is oil, I use high quality paint from Holland, painted on smooth primed Belgian linen. I believe that using the best materials is crucial to creating the best artwork.