Although she began her formal art career without any formal training, Maggie McClellan is a highly talented painter whose works are at the top of her profession. She teaches workshops across the US, the Caribbean and for La Romita in Italy; has juried such prestigious shows as Coconut Grove Art Festival (2005) and the Cheyenne National Exhibition, Cheyenne, Wyoming.
She has exhibited internationally and has received accolades for her work and teaching programs by such nationally recognized personalities as Steven Dougherty, editor of American Artist Magazine, Joe Miller, owner of Cheap Joe's Art Stuff, the curator of the Museum of Modem Art in Santo Domingo, as well as art societies, guilds and art critics. In recent years, she has had several solo exhibitions in Paris Illinois, Columbus, Ohio, Ocean Reef, Florida, Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic and was selected to exhibit in the Master's Class Exhibition in Marco Island, Florida in 2000 and 2004 Master's Class Exhibitions.
She has been published in two national watercolor publications, American Artist and Artists Magazine. McClellan designed and authored the popular book "The Artists Express - Secrets of the Obedient Brush", and has a second book gaining similar popularity. McClellan has exhibited in and won numerous awards from such prestigious art groups as the Florida Watercolor Society, the Miami Watercolor Society, the Gold Coast Watercolor Society, Northeast Watercolor Society, Southeast Watercolor National Exhibition and Madison National Watercolor Exhibitions. She has been honored as the recipient of the FWS Winslow Homer Award for Artistic Excellence and the Pearl Art Award among many Best in Shows during the past 20 years.
Her works are currently in numerous private collections including a major movie, television and Broadway theater star; in corporate collections including the Reefs Hotel, Bermuda; the American Consulate, Santo Domingo; Danish Consulate, Copenhagen; Transco Oil, Texas; Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Florida; Sunrise Medical, Florida; University of Illinois, Christiania Inn, California; Weisbaden Hotel, Colorado and Meerdink Gallery, Colorado among many others. She is a signature member of the Florida Watercolor Society, Gold Coast Watercolor Society, and the Miami Watercolor Society.