Chris Groves

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Oil on Canvas (17-works)


Chris  Groves

Chris Groves

Chris Groves Biography

CHRIS GROVES   Biography

Education:
Florence Academy of Art, Italy
CAA Atelier Colorado - Classical Academy
Lead Landscape Instructor CAA Atelier Colorado (2004-2008)
Colorado University, BFA Environmental Design/Architecture

Professional Affilations:
OPA - Oil Painters of America
AIS - American Impressionist Society
ASMA - American Society of Marine Artists - Signature Membership
PAP-SE - Plein Air Painters of the Southeast

Honors and Awards

American Impressionist Society 14th Annual National Juried Exhibit 2013 
OPA Salon National Juried Exhibition 2013, Crooked Tree, Petosky, MI
Award of Excellence Best Seascape -for “Gesture”
OPA National Juried Exhibition 2013, InSight Gallery, Fredricksburg, TX
Signature Membership Elected 2013, American Society of Marine Artists
ASMA Regional Juried Exhibition 2013, Quinlan Art Museum, Gainsville, GA
OPA Eastern Juried Exhibition 2012, Bennington Fine Art, Bennington, VT
Awarded Silver Medal - for “At A Peaceful Pace”
OPA National Juried Exhibition 2012, Evergreen Fine Art, Evergreen, CO
The Bennington “Artists for the New Century” Invitational 2012 - Bennington, VT
CM Russell Museum STB Juried Invitational 2012 - Landscape- Great Falls MTMontgomery Museum of Fine Arts 2012 Juried Invitational - Montgomery AL American Impressionist Society 12th Annual National Juried t 2011, Carmel CA 
OPA Eastern Regional Exhibition 2011, Addison Gallery, Orleans, MA

Salon International 2010, Still Life - San Antonio, TX 

Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts 2010 Art Auction - Montgomery AL 

International Autumn Painting Challenge and Competition".  First Prize- Oil
CM Russell Museum Masters in Miniature 2009 - Still Life- Great Falls MT
Salmagundi Club Open Exhibit, Still Life- New York NY
Oil Painters of America Eastern, Still Life - Winner Top 100- 2008
Hilton Head Art League- National Juried Art Exhibit 2008-
Arts for the Parks - Top 100- 2008- Winner Jurors Award
Selected Artist to paint 9th and 10th Bishops of Colorado (Denver)
Rocky Mountain Plein-Air Painters Group - RMPAP- Invited Artist 2007
Arts for the Parks - Top 100 Mini50 - 2007

Chris Groves Description

CHRIS GROVES

Chris Groves' love of art grew from his early experiences with nature and the introduction of a master sculpture, Glenda Goodacre, the mother of a school friend.  Meeting with her and seeing someof the success she enjoyed as a artist (Vietnam Women's memorial, Sacagawea US Dollar design) helped to inspire Groves' own artistic aspirations.

Groves was born in Boulder, Colorado, but soon moved with his family to Slidell, Louisiana. Those early years in Slidell were spent outside, exploring the woods, swimming in the bayou, boating, fishing, playing with snakes and other wild animals. It was during those years that Groves learned to love the outdoors and nature. 

At the age of ten, Groves' family returned to Boulder where he continued his exploration of nature with countless hikes, mountain climbs and camping trips. His parents gave him a nature-drawing book and Groves latched onto it as a source of awe and inspiration. He would spend countless hours copying the drawings and enhancing them with his own interpretation. His parents, recognizing their sons’ talent and appreciation of art, hired a private tutor to instruct him in basic techniques. Soon, Groves' interest turned from nature to people. Groves looked to magazines, friends and siblings as a source of inspiration and drew detailed portraits of their faces. 

In high school, Groves met sculptor, Glenna Goodacre, the mother of a school friend. Meeting with her and seeing some of the success she enjoyed as a artist (Vietnam Women’s memorial, Sacagawea US Dollar design) helped to inspire Groves' own artistic aspirations. 

After graduating from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a B.F.A. in Environmental Design, Groves spent the next ten years as an art director for two large companies, all the while continuing to study and hone his fine art skills. 

Groves has studied at the Florence Academy of Art in Italy, the Colorado Academy of Art, the Loveland Art Academy, the Cottonwood Art Academy and the Denver Arts Students League. He also enjoyed a private, two- year mentorship with artist Jay Moore, which he considers a turning point in his artistic career.

Chris Groves Resumé

CHRIS GROVES, Born
1964, Boulder, Colorado

EDUCATION
Florence Academy of Art, Florence, Italy
Colorado Academy of Art: Atelier - Classical Academy Studies with Richard Lack
Colorado University, BFA Environmental Design/Architecture

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Landscape, Still Life and Cast Drawing classes, Horton Hayes Fine Art, 2008-Present
Lead Landscape Instructor Colorado Academy of Art, 2004-2008

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

Selections and Exhibits:

2013
“Passage and Ascent” Exhibit w/John Felsing, Oct. Anderson Gallery, St Simons, GA
American Impressionist Society 14th Annual National Juried Exhibit , Charleston, SC
OPA Salon, Crooked Tree, Petosky, MI
OPA National Juried Exhibition 2013, InSight Gallery, Fredricksburg, TX
ASMA Regional Juired Exhibition 2013, Quinlan Art Museum, GA
Columbus Museum of Fine Art, March 2013 Columbus, GA
Booth Museum of Fine Art, Feb 2013 Cartersville, GA
Low Country Landscape, April 2013, Shain Gallery, Charlotte, NC
Still Life Show, May 2013, Mary Williams Gallery, Boulder Colorado

2012
OPA Eastern Juried Exhibition 2012, Bennington Fine Art, Bennington, VT
One Man Exhibit – October, 2012 - Anderson Fine Art, St Simons, GA 
OPA National Juried Exhibition 2012, Evergreen Fine Art, Evergreen, CO
“Artists for the New Century”  Inv  2012 – Bennington Fine Art, Bennington, VT
Two-Person Show with Mark K Horton, City Art Gallery, 2012, Greenville, NC
Coutts Museum,Invitational July 2012 – ElDorado, Kansas
Four Sight, Horton Hayes – May 2012, Charleston SC 
Two-Person Show with Mark K Horton, Shain Gallery, April 2012, Charlotte, NC
Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts Invitational, February 2012- Montgomery AL
Columbus Museum of Fine Art Auction, Columbus, GA

2011
One Man Show – The Classical Still Life - Horton Hayes Oct 2011 Charleston SC
Two Person Show – England - Horton Hayes - Nov 2010 Charleston SC
Two Person Show – Works Groves w/ Kudlow – Dec 2011 Anderson Gallery. GA
CAG Gallery – Groves, Beerman, Horton - Sept 2011, Greenville, NC

2010
Salon International Show
Greenhouse Gallery, San Antonio, TX

Montgomery Museum Auction
Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery, AL

Autumn Competition
Bucks County Gallery, New Hope, PA

2009
Nomades del Arte – Selected Artist
Southwest Gallery, Dallas, TX

Charleston Fine Art Auction (Invitational Auction)
Charleston, SC

New Works, Solo Show
Horton Hayes Fine Art, Charleston, SC

The Autumn Show
Anderson Fine Art Gallery, St. Simons, GA

Salmagundi Club Non-Member Juried Exhibition
New York, NY

Summer Solstice
Fountainside Gallery, Wilmington, NC

The Hunt
City Art Gallery, Greenville, NC

Time and Place
Horton Hayes Fine Art, Charleston, SC

One Man Show
Crescent Gallery, Spartanburg, NC

Introductions
Anne Irwin Gallery, Atlanta, GA

Masters in Miniature
CM Russell Museum, Great Falls, MT

Portrait Alliance of the Rockies, Invitational Show
Denver, CO

2008
Oil Painters of America Eastern
Richland Fine Art, Nashville, TN

PaintAmerica Paint the Parks Top 100 – National Traveling Exhibit
Kansas City, MO

Setting the Tone, Solo Show
Horton Hayes Fine Art, Charleston, SC

Hilton Head Art League National Juried Art Exhibit
Hilton Head, SC

 2007
Paint America Paint the Parks Top 100 Mini50 – National Traveling Exhibit
Kansas City, MO

Rocky Mountain Plein-Air, Invited Artist
Winter Park, CO

Mountains to Sea, Solo Show
Horton Hayes Fine Art, Charleston, SC

Lost and Found: Wanderings and Discoveries along the Carolina Coast
City Art Gallery, Greenville, NC

HONORS AND AWARDS
Signature membership for Oil Painters of America 2014
Signature membership for American Society of Marine Artists 2014
International Autumn Painting Challenge and Competition - First Prize: Oil
CM Russell Masters in Miniature 2009
2009 Salmagundi Club Open Exhibition
Artist in Residence, Balsam Mountain Preserve, Sylva, NC, September 2009
Oil Painters of America Eastern - Winner Top 100 – 2008
Hilton Head Art League National Juried Art Exhibit 2008
Arts for the Parks – Top 100 – 2008 – Winner: Jurors’ Award
Selected by the City of Charleston, SC to paint “The Nine” firefighters killed in the line of duty
Selected to paint the 9th and 10th Bishops of Colorado
Rocky Mountain Plein Air Painters Group - Invited Artist 2007
2007 Arts for the Parks – Top 100 Mini50 – 2007

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
American Artist Magazine, March 2010
American Art Collector, November 2009, Issue 49
American Art Collector, October 2009, Issue 48
Garden And Gun Magazine, August 2009
American Art Collector, March 2007, Issue 17
Post & Courier, July 2007, “The Nine Portraits – Chris Groves”
Carolina Arts, “Chris Groves Mountains to Sea”, March 2007
Times Call, February 2007

CLIENTS AND COLLECTIONS
St John’s Episcopal, Denver, CO
Bush Development, Denver,CO
Black Fox Group
Legendary Properties
RW Goodacre & Co
Colorado Business Bank

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