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McKinley, Carl — Wildlife in Watercolor

Cecelia, KY


watercolor paintings, prints

Carl McKinley, essentially a self-taught artist, began painting in oils when still a teenager. He later began painting with watercolors, preferring the way the medium allowed him to portray his favorite subjects – pastoral, outdoor scenes from nature.


Carl strives to accurately capture a scene. With his preference for details, his paintings are considered realistic. He has paintings in several states and his original painting, “Four Friends,” showing three native American boys with a bear cub, hangs in the Beringer-Crawford Museum in Covington, KY.


Carl produces original paintings, Giclee prints, and hand painted ceramics covering a wide range of subjects, including animals, birds, landscapes, Native Americans, and more.

Works by Carl McKinley can be found at his gallery in Cecilia, KY; at True Kentucky , Glendale, KY;  Wildlife in Watercolor Gallery, Cecelia, KY; and at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea, Berea, KY.