An award winning "Plein Air" painter and teacher, Rick McClure has been painting professionally for more than 25 years. Throughout his career he has enjoyed success with a variety of media including contemporary watercolor and large acrylic figurative works. However, his true passion is found in capturing both cityscape and landscape en plein aire. Many of his on location gems stand on their own while others form the basis for larger studio works, all of which sparkle with spontaneity.
Mr. McClure has captured numerous awards including those at the "American Impressionists Society National Exhibition, the "71st Grand National Exhibition at the Salmagundi Club" and the Best of Show at the "Cincinatti Art Club's ViewPoint 2003". His free, painterly approach to recording locations in America and abroad has become popular with collectors nation wide.
Rick McClure is a signature member of the Oil Painters of America, the The National Academy of Professional Plein Air Painters and the American Impressionist Society. His work is part of numerous corporate and private collections and he is represented by Wells Gallery, Kiawah Island SC, Kennedy Gallery, Raleigh NC, Howell Gallery, Oklahoma City, OK, Greenwich House Gallery, Cincinnati OH, and Rick Reinert Fine Art, Blowing Rock, NC.
Mr. McClure currently divides his time between painting, travel, and teaching plein air workshops throughout the United States.