Kentucky Crafted Artist Page

Carl McKinley


Wildlife in Watercolor

12 N. Sunset Ave.
Cecilia, KY  42724


As a teenager, Carl began painting in oils, and then turned his talents to watercolor and acrylics.  His artistic interests gravitated to wildlife painting and pastoral scenes, because of his love of the outdoors and nature.  Realism, color, and accuracy in details are his trademark.  He is self taught and says, "Any talent that I may have comes from God."

Carl has paintings in several states and his original painting "Four Friends" (three native American boys with a bear cub) hangs in the Behringer Crawford Museum in Covington Ky.  In our gallery we have original paintings giclee prints and hand painted ceramics (covering a wide range of subjects including animals, birds, landscapes, Native Americans and more.  Carl is the recipient of "2007 Artist of the Year" award from The Central Kentucky Art Guild, 2007 "Best of Show" at the regional Fine Art Show" in Elizabethtown Ky, and "Best of show" at the Hardin County Fair.