KRISTIN GRIFFIS was born and raised on Hilton Head Island. At the age of sixteen, her first job was at a hand-painted clothing store which filled orders from catalogs such as Newport News and Chadwick’s. Four years later, she moved to San Francisco.
The first public display of her artwork was at the Barnes and Noble bookstore on Union Square. She was involved in the music scene and developed a passion for the design of musical instruments, especially the guitar.
In 2013, she sold 2 paintings to Immaculate Baking, a subdivision of General Mills. The paintings reside in their Folk Art Museum and her art was used on the packaging for two of their products, one seasonal and one in their current line.
Her work is also included in numerous private collections across the US. Jazz pianist Martin Lesch’s cover art for his ‘Journey Through Jazz’ cd is Kristin’s painting “Piano Man”.
Kristin lives on Hilton Head Island, where her art is inspired by the music of her friends and “island life”.
*2010 – 2012 Exhibiting Member at The Artist Co-op Art Gallery
*May 2015 Featured Artist Month-Long Show
ARTWorks Gallery, Beaufort, SC
*2016 & 2017 Summer Camp Art Director
Island Rec Center, Hilton Head Island, SC
*2017 – present Paint & Play Instructor
Art League Academy, Hilton Head Island, SC
*2017 – present Art League of Hilton Head Member and Exhibiting Artist
Art League of Hilton Head Gallery, Hilton Head Island, SC