Adrian Hill Fine Art Presents:

Carole Griffin RBA


Carole has been painting still life for many years in both Oils and Watercolours. A fair amount of time can be spent arranging the objects she has collected over the years. Creating drama and atmosphere in the painting is often the aim as well as bringing out the everyday beauty of the manifest world with a touch of the stillness behind.

Carole sometimes incorporates mirrors in her work to highlight dimension and depth of form. Mirrors can offer a glimpse into a new world, a long way from the habitual and mechanical.

Recently having moved to the North Norfolk Coast, she now also has the opportunity to paint outside the studio, and is enjoying the surrounding coast and countryside, working directly “plein air”. This involves a much faster speed of painting compared to still life, which is a useful variation of discipline, helping to keep her work fresh, lively and not bound by habit.

Carole originally trained in Graphics at Central St Martins where she was awarded the prestigious UK Leverhulme Travelling Scholarship to America, which enabled her to work with a variety of top artists and designers across North America. She also received many “One Show” awards. From her studios in Marylebone and Covent Garden, Carole worked on many award winning projects. She also managed to fit in several years as a visiting Lecturer back at the Central, as well as at Norwich, Salisbury and Harrow Art Colleges.

Carole has had several articles published in the “Artist” and “Artist and Illustrator Magazine” and was given the Dry Red Press award as well as the Artist Magazine Award. She has sold work in the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition and has been commissioned by the House of Lords as well as from Royalty abroad.