Craig Lee


BIO UPDATE! Here is a quick update to my profile. Although window cleaning is still what pays the bills, i feel pleased with the successes I've achieved in the short period of time since joining Painters Online and first writing my bio, so I would like to share them with you. I'm excited to say that I won the 2019 SAA professional Artist of the year along with their professional portrait and figurative award. I have also had the privilege to exhibit in the 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 Royal Society of Oil painters (ROI) annual exhibition along with the 2019 and 2020 Royal Society of Marine Artists, at the prestigious Mall Galleries. I was one of 218 that made it into the final stages of the BP awards in 2017 out of the 2560 international artists that applied, unfortunately i wasn't one of the 54 chosen for Exhibition, but Hey-Ho maybe another year. I have had work published in both The Artist magazine and The Leisure Painter along with being invited to write a couple of online articles for painters online. I have had work in the 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 The Artist category for the Patchings Exhibition and even won Awards in 2019 and 2020! 😊 I have been successfully selected as a member of the Cambridge drawing Society as well as being an active member of the Hertford art Society! Happy painting!_____________________ My name is Craig Allan Lee and I am a self employed window cleaner, with a real passion for painting, Drawing and Sketching. Although Window cleaning is what pays the Bills I have always drawn and recently decided to show and possibly dare I say it even sell my artwork. My greatest achievement was to convince my wife to marry me and have three amazing children. I paint in watercolour ( mainly when life drawing for speed! ) and in oils. My oils tend tobe Alla prima as I like the loose spontaneity of the style, also because I am quite inpatient and can lose interest quickly.