Lois Griffel’s paintings have won awards throughout the United States. Last year she had the honor of becoming a Master Artist of the American Impressionist Society. This allows her to be one of only a small handful of artists that may add AISM to her signature.
Lois studied painting and portraiture at the Art Student’s League in NYC with such notables as Ray Kinstler, Harvey Dinnerstein, and others. She moved to Provincetown spending 10 summers painting portraits while studying with Henry Hensche, an Impressionist artist and director of the renowned Cape Cod School of Art. At Hensche’s retirement, she became the third director of the school.
Lois developed lessons on the color theory which were included in her book, Painting the Impressionist Landscape. Published by Watson-Guptill Publications in 1994, it has sold over 40,000 copies, and has been translated into Chinese and other languages. It is considered an art instruction classic and is a primary source for learning Impressionist technique. She recently finished her second book, Painting Impressionist Color and has produced three teaching DVD’s. She has been featured in The Artist’s Magazine, The Boston Globe, American Art Review and the New York Times and was a cover artist twice for American Artist Magazine.
Lois teaches throughout the United States and Europe and has had many one-person exhibitions throughout New England. She has been included in many invitational exhibitions and painting events in New York, Chicago, Washington DC, Carmel, CA, Sedona, and Hawaii.
Lois moved to Arizona 11 years ago and is still pinching herself that she lives there. She adores the landscape, the light, and the people. Best of all, it reminds her of Italy!
Her mission is to share her love of light and color with her students and painting enthusiasts.