Carol Griffin was born in Livingston, Tennessee. Having grown up in rural America her love of the outdoors influenced her life and art. She chose a career in Science and attended College and Nursing School and after that became a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner.
She always had an interest in art and after a somewhat stressful career, decided to change courses and study art on a full time basis. She has taken classes from many well known artists including Bill Davidson, Marc Chatov, Matt Smith, Colley Whisson, Skip Whitcomb, Elizabeth Tolley, Ned Mueller and many others.
Carol's initial love of the outdoors has influenced her choice of subject matter when choosing what to paint. She likes painting En Plein Air and has traveled extensively to be able to paint in places like Provence, Italy and Portugal.
She was juried into the 2021 American Impressionist Show and has been a featured artist for three years with Olmsted Georgia Color. In 2020 she won the Best Nocturne award and also Second Place for the show. She has been in the Southwest Art magazine. She is an associate member of OPA, AIS, Ocmulgee Painters Society and the Laguna Plein Air Painters Association.
Carol resides in Macon, Georgia and spends a lot of time in her studio nestled in the woods behind her house.