copyright Carolynn McDade
She remembers drawing portraits of her friends in elementary school and by the time she was 13 she was taking private art lessons. After raising a family in the Lake Michigan area, her interest in painting was rekindled when she started painting and selling birdhouses and ornaments in craft fairs.
Other than the early school art lessons, Carolynn considers herself an outsider in the art community.Without any formal training as an adult, she says her technique was developed by studying original paintings, books, and online videos .
She has enjoyed a wide audience by creating ACEOs and selling them. Through ebay art buyers Carolynn has sold these small art jewels to people all over the world. In case you were unsure what ACEO stands for : Art Cards Editions and Originals. This size of painting has to be exactly 2.5" x 3.5" to satisfy the definition of an ACEO demanded by collectors
Known for her watercolor paintings of birds, Carolynn has gained a following who prize these beautifully painted small format artworks. Including me!
Fledgling Blue Jay copyright Carolynn McDade
American Crow copyright Carolynn McDade
If you're lucky you might find some beautiful watercolor birds in Carolynn's eBay store: