The Art of Life

Explore the work of Alabama artist Miriam McClung — from scenes of Birmingham, the Southeast, and beyond. Over seventy years of art to be enjoyed and collected.

"The Fishermen on the Mountain Brook Parkway" by Miriam McClung, 1999. Oil on linen. 53.75" x 72.25". $9900. Click image for more details.


"Bridges at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens" by Miriam McClung, 1990. Oil on linen. 34" x 38". $4800. Ciick image for details.
"Mountaindale Road" by MiriamMcClung, 1997. Pastel on paper. 18" x 24". $700. Ciick image for details.
"The Road to Wilsonville, Alabama" by Miriam McClung, 1995. Pastel on paper. 14.25" x 19.75". $575. Ciick image for details.
"Bread Cart" by Miriam McClung, 2004. Oil on linen. 35" x 50". $7900. Ciick image for details.

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About Miriam

She studied under Mark Rothko one summer, but didn’t realize he was famous. And she once met Salvador Dali at a party in NYC.

Artist Vitae

Miriam’s art career spans over seven decades. Here is a biographical  résumé of her education, shows, and exhibits. 

The Studio

Miriam’s current studio location has served as a her primary creative space since the late 1970’s. It has a unique history.

Art Catalogue

We are working on a comprehensive, annotated, online listing of all Miriam McClung’s known art.
Pictured: "The Bird House, Arm and Gourd by the Creek" by Miriam McClung, 2002.

Inspiring & Affordable

Select museum quality Giclée reproductions of Miriam's art are now available on Etsy.


"Day Nurse for My Grandmother" by Miriam McClung, 1962. Oil on linen. 40" x 35". Available.
"Woman in the White Blouse" by Miriam McClung, 1963. Oil on linen. 24" x 20". Available.
"Burnsville Model: Man with a Cowboy Hat" by Miriam McClung, 1984. Watercolor on paper.

We’re now in Tennessee!

After 83 years of living and painting in Birmingham, Alabama, Miriam and the Drawing on the Promises Art studio has moved to Crossville, Tennessee. Despite her best efforts to social distance and isolate during Covid-19, Miriam tested positive for the virus a week before Christmas, December 2020. After a week of battling the virus effects,

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Art Studio Summer 2020 Update

It’s been a long Spring and early Summer to say the least. Miriam has been painting quite a bit during COVID-19 isolation and we hope to share some of those works with you soon. Daily living has been an adjustment as Miriam has to adjust to having groceries delivered, not driving much and dealing with

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Shipping Artwork Directly to Collectors

Despite the restrictions with COVID not being able to accommodate collectors in the Birmingham Studio, we continue to sell work collectors view on our website and ship it directly to their homes. This lovely piece, “Boats and Pier at the Lake” by Miriam McClung, 24″ x 30″, oil on linen, 1968 was recently purchased by a collector

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Caring for Your Art

If you do nothing to care for your art, you can expect over time that your beloved work will eventually look like the “Man with the Mustache” painting pictured above that Miriam purchased in New York City in the 1950s. This work will likely cost several thousand dollars of conservation to bring it back to

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Be sure to visit our Etsy Store!

We have over 70 museum quality giclée reproductions on canvas of Miriam’s original oil paintings available to purchase for your home or for a gift.