Chris Griffin-Woods

Oil paintings, pastels and printmaking




national and regional exhibitions

Awards in oils, pastels, drawing and printmaking

Known for clarity of light, strong composition and rich color harmony, Chris moves from the figure to landscape to still-life as the spirit moves, enjoying the light playing over flesh, reflecting off glass and metal, shimmering on windblown trees or bending in water.

Juried Exhibitions

Oil Painters of America National Exhibition

Oil Painters of America Eastern Regional Exhibitions

International Art Exhibit, NY

Salmagundi Club, NYC

Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, NYC

Hudson Valley Art Association, NY

Scottsdale Best and Brightest, AZ

Best in America, National Oil and Acrylic Painters

Hilton Head National Juried Exhibition, SC

Viewpoints National Juried Exhibitions, OH

Cheyenne Artists Club, WY

University of Indianapolis Figural Exhibits, IN

Indiana Heritage Arts Annual Juried Exhibitions, IN

Hoosier Salon Annual Exhibitions, IN

Indiana Governors Residence, Permanent Collection


Gold Medal:  Women's Art Club of Cincinnati Annual Open Juried Exhibition

Best of Show: Hoosier Salon, Good Ol' Summertime Show

First in Oils: Scottsdale Best and Brightest

First in Oil: Indianapolis Art Center Exhibition, Professional Division

First in Pastels: First Brush of Spring IN

First in Pastels: Hoosier Salon Summer Exhibit

Second Place:  Riverwind Small Painting and Miniature Show

Second Place in Oils: Indiana State Fair Home and Arts

Second Place in Pastels:Indiana State Fair Home and Arts

Second Place in Printmaking: Indiana State Fair

Bronze Medal and Purchase Award:  Indiana Heritage Arts

Eisele Gallery Award: Viewpoints National Exhibition

Award of Excellence: Manhatten Arts International NY

and numerous merit awards


Oil Painters of America

Cincinnati Art Club, Signature Member

Indiana Artists Club

Indiana Plein Air Painters Association

Hoosier Salon


Eisele Fine Art Gallery, Cincinnati OH

Brown County Art Guild, Nashville IN

The Artist's Window, 240 S Rangeline,

Carmel Art & Design District, Carmel, In 46032





Leaning Toward Abstract

30x15 oil


Artist Statement


"The poetry of paint draws me past mere technical representation towards the mystery of shadow, the beauty of light, the rhythm of movement and the tranquility of a moment caught in time. I paint subject material that has memory and meaning for me. I prefer understatement to shouting and the enduring to the trendy, creating artwork which will be enjoyed now and for generations to come."