Working from life, Carole's aim is to bring out the everyday beauty and drama of the manifest world with a touch of the existence behind it.
Carole Griffin RBA is an Award Winning Artist and elected Member of the Royal Society of British Artists.
This Royal Society was founded in 1823 and under the leadership of James Whistler, the Society was granted a Royal Charter by Queen Elizabeth. Whistler raised the profile of the Society by setting high standards of acceptance, members included Monet , Walter Sickert, Philip de László, LS Lowry and Henry Moore, to mention just a few. Membership is only granted to a small number of artists who demonstrate excellence in their work. Each member is awarded a Certificate of Membership end entitled to use RBA after their name. The RBA exhibits annually at the Mall Galleries. New artists can apply to be included, subject to being selected by the hanging committee.
As a member, Carole paints in either Oils or Watercolour specialising in Still Life, but is equally happy painting all subjects. Working from life, the aim is to bring out the everyday beauty and drama of the manifest world with a touch of the existence behind it. Colour and harmony are important factors.
Commissions have come from the peerage in the House of Lords as well as from foreign Royalty.
Five Cherries. Oil on Canvas.
Recently, Carole was also commissioned by the “Artist and Illustrators” Magazine for an article to demonstrate Still Life Watercolour to show how to maximize the range and strength of colour. As well as this, the “Artist Magazine” commissioned an article to demonstrate how to paint roses in Watercolour.
Carole was awarded the “Dry Red Press Award” and she has also received the “Artist Magazine Award”.
The Apparent Real and the Unreal, 2020. Oil on Board.
Having been trained and awarded her Degree at the Central, London, she was also selected from across the UK to be awarded the prestigious Leverhulme Travelling Scholarship. This provided many opportunities to work with a variety of professionals across North America, winning numerous “One Show’ Awards in the process.
Carole later taught at the Central as a Visiting Lecturer as well as at Norwich, Salisbury and Harrow Art Colleges.
Reflected Light. Oil on Canvas.