Caroline Griffin

Elected a Member of the Royal Society of Birmingham Artists in 2015, Caroline has exhibited at many galleries including The Royal Society of British Artists Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London (2014, 2013, 2012, 2011 (A & K Wilson Gallery Award 2011), 1999 and preselected 2022, 2017); The Royal Birmingham Society of Artists Open and Prize Exhibitions (Highly Commended 2017/2012/2010); The Royal Institute of Painters in Oils; The Bankside Gallery, London; The Gallery Cork Street, London; John Noott Gallery Broadway and The Gallery Upstairs, Henley in Arden. Caroline’s work can currently be seen at the Hope Gallery, Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire and also at the Artifex Gallery, Sutton Coldfield.

Caroline was selected to be one of 150 Finalists with her oil painting ‘Summer Garden, Morning Light—Leamington’ by the Broadway Arts Festival Competition 2022. ‘Whatever the subject matter, be it landscape or still life – whether painting in oils or working on paper with gouache and pastel – my work is driven by a love of nature, of the seasons, the weather, the patterns in landscape, the atmosphere and the light.  The very process of oils, or of gouache and pastel, enables me to build my paintings up in considered layers – I start with an idea, but the process sometimes leads me elsewhere. I work less and less from the subject, more frequently from photos, memories, drawings, videos – I find that working this way gives me the freedom to interpret the subject from a distance, not just compositionally but in terms of atmosphere and feeling. My work appears representational but it is always a mix of the literal and the imagination.’

Caroline lives and works in Warwickshire.

Painting of flowers and a seascape

Landscape with Wildflowers, Cornwall

Summer Garden, Morning Light

Lark Song

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