Carol’s passion for painting is rooted in being able to visually enjoy the beauty and the mystery of the world and to show gratitude for that. She has traveled extensively and has studied in Italy and France.
Raised in Tennessee, Carol Griffin graduated from Martin College and later attended Middle Tennessee State University and Memphis State University. Her art education has involved taking numerous classes and workshops with highly respected teachers. Some contemporary master artists Carol has studied with include Elizabeth Tolley, Ken Auster, George Strickland, Matt Smith, Mark Chatov, Kevin Macpherson and Robert Johnson. In addition, she takes ongoing classes from mentor Bill Davidson.
Ms. Griffin’s professional memberships include the American Society of Marine Artists, Women Painters of the Southeast, Middle Georgia Art Association and the Macon Art Alliance. She is an Associate member of Oil Painters of America and a Founding member of Ocmulgee Painters Society as well as an active critique group of eighteen artists. Her work is found in many private and corporate collections including Kurobe City Hospital, Toyama, Japan and the Albert Luce Heart Tower at the Medical Center of Central Georgia. She was selected to participate in the Georgia Governor’s Tourism Convention. Carol’s work was juried into the Southeast Regional American Society of Marine Artists at the Quinlan Fine Arts Gallery in Gainesville, GA. Other exhibitions included Plein Air Paintouts in Callaway Gardens as well as Arts on the Green, a plein air biannual event in Cashiers, N.C.