Carole Mcalpine

Born and raised in England, Carole always had a love of everything in the art world. As a child she liked to do penci drawings, and like her mother, dabbled in acrylics. It wasn't until, as an adult in later life, (2014) that she took up drawing again, although before that, while living in Australia, she had a business in glass work, both stained glass and fused glass. Her life had taken many turns and in 2013 she remarried her first husband after a 25 year separation, moved back to the USA and found herself with pencils in hand again. Living in Rhode Island at the time she began doing portraits in graphite, following the 5-pencil method teaching of an online artist, Darrel Tank. After moving back to California where she had lived with her husband after leaving England, the retired couple settled in Chula Vista, where they enjoy sailing their 31 foot trimaran. Carole started using colored pencils and began drawing animals and flowers as well as portraits and also some landscape work. The beautiful colors of nature are always an inspiration to her. She had found her niche! Carole has put her artwork onto quality notecards and has them for sale as well as her original artwork. She can be reached at

April - Best in Show with "Pond Lilies" at Southbay art front -
SOBARTS spring show.
May - 3 pieces accepted into Borrego Springs Art Institute summer show. "Pond Lilies" "Wanna buy a hat" and " Pebbles on the Shore"
May - certificate of excellence from Artavita for entry "Changing Colors" in San Diego art show
May - 7 week individual showing of 9 pieces at the Tiny Gallery Chula Vista bayside park.
June - acceptance into Front Porch Gallery, Carlsbad's show (July through September) of "Italian Shoes"
Certificate of Excellence award in Artavita’s 27th online art show
July - Certificate of Excellence from Artavita 28th online competition for Italian Shoes
August - Honorable Mention certificate for "Irises" from Light Space Time Online Gallery in their Botanicals 2018 Art Exhibition.
September- Acceptance into Botanica themed show at San Diego Botanical Gardens sponsored by Oceanside Art Museum with pieces Changing Colors and Resting Awhile
2nd place in SOBARTS autumn show, Nautical theme, with Ocean Colors.
April 2019. 2nd place in SOBARTS Spring show, drawing and illustration with Passionfruit, a colored pencil work with added white gel pen