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.


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 “Cincinnati Art Club’s View Point 2003”. His work was also selected into the American Art Collector’s 2007 Juried Competition of New Work, and in February of 2007, Mr. McClure was honored by the state of Oklahoma by having one of his paintings selected to hang in the states’ permanent collection at the capitol building in Oklahoma City.


McClure’s free, painterly approach to recording locations in America and abroad has become popular with both private and corporate collectors throughout the U.S. with an especially strong following in the coastal Carolinas. He is a current resident of Oklahoma, but travels widely for his artistic inspirations.  McClure is a member of the Oil Painters of America, a signature member of 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 in several prestigious galleries throughout the U.S.


McClure currently divides his time between painting, travel, and teaching plein air workshops throughout the United States.

Over There
Standing Tall
Majestic Marsh Sunset
Loblolly Moon Rise
Rick McClure, Vigilant
Rick McClure, Breaks Slightly Left
Balestrino Excerpt
A Peaceful Place To Live
Hidden Falls
This Water Doesn't Flow
A Special Place
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SoldLazy Day Marsh
SoldMagic Moment
SoldOne Stand Alone
SoldThree's A Crowd
SoldLast Glow
SoldLow Land
SoldSummer Green
SoldLooking West
SoldLowcountry Moment
SoldMid-Day Marsh
SoldMonochrome Marsh
SoldSalt Marsh Panorama
SoldRick McClure, Diversity
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SoldRick McClure, Beach Dune Excerpt
SoldRick McClure, Summer Palmettos
SoldRick McClure, High Humidity
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SoldRick McClure, Approaching the 17th Green
SoldRick McClure, Finding the Fairway
SoldA Clear Fall Day
SoldGlowing Updraft
SoldBig Sky
SoldRick McClure, Towards Evening
SoldRick McClure, Moon High
SoldSomewhat Remote
SoldSouthern Point
SoldEarly Summer, Kiawah
SoldKiawah Marsh View
SoldLone Palmetto
SoldOff the Main Road
SoldEarly October
SoldRick McClure, Ready To Go
SoldRick McClure, Winter Marsh Reflection
SoldEdisto Marsh, Study
SoldPalmetto Stand
SoldKiawah Fall, Study
SoldCool and Calm
SoldRick McClure, Cruising Kiawah
SoldRick McClure, Kiawah Trail
SoldRick McClure, Welcome to the Sanctuary
SoldBackwoods Bacca Barn
SoldCoastal Magic
SoldBudget Beach Front Property
SoldMaggie's Barn
SoldSoft Glimmer
SoldHoliday Cheer on a Budget
SoldMay I Buy You a Drink?
SoldAhh, That Lowcountry Sky
SoldCassique Reflections
SoldMoonlight Emerging
SoldMarsh Day
SoldMarsh Night
SoldRolling Marsh Grasses