Christopher Groves Christopher Groves


"The understanding of fundamental artistic skills can allow one to capture the essence of the landscape by simplification of color, shape, and pattern; in turn redefining the idea and presentation of reality.” - Christopher Groves

Christopher E . Groves OPA, ASMA
Florence Academy of Art, Florence, Italy
CAA Atelier Colorado– Classical Academy (2001-2004)
Lead Landscape Instructor CAA Atelier Colorado (2004-2008)
Colorado University, BFA Environmental Design/Architecture

Professional Affilations:
OPA – Oil Painters of America - Signature Membership
AIS – American Impressionist Society
ASMA – American Society of Marine Artists – Signature Membership

Honors and Awards
• ASMA International Juried Exhibition 2021, Global Exhibit
• ASMA 18th National Juried Exhibition 2020-2022, 5 USA Museum Tours
• OPA Eastern Juried Exhibition 2020, Rienhardt Gallery, Charleston, SC
• ASMA National Juried Exhibition 2018, Principal Gallery, Charleston, SC
• OPA National Juried Exhibition 2018, Steamboat Art Museum, Steamboat Springs, CO
• OPA Eastern Juried Exhibition 2017, Anderson Gallery, St Simons Island, GA
• OPA National Juried Exhibition 2016, Southwest Gallery, Dallas, TX
• Virtuosos of the OPA Exhibition 2015, Salmagundi Club, NYC, NY
• OPA National Juried Exhibition 2014, Bennington Fine Art, Bennington, VT
Signature Membership Elected 2014, Oil Painters of America
• CM Russell Museum STB Juried Invitational 2014 – Landscape- Great Falls MT
• OPA Eastern Juried Exhibition 2013, McBride Gallery, Annapolis, Maryland
• 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 MT
• Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts 2012 Juried Invitational - Montgomery AL
• American Impressionist Society 12th Annual National Juried Exhibit 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 Live and Silent - Montgomery AL
• International Autumn Painting Challenge and Competition".
Awarded Gold for First Prize in Oil for “A State of Becoming”
• 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 – Richland Fine Art, Nashville, TN 2008
• Hilton Head Art League – National Juried Art Exhibit 2008 –
• Arts for the Parks – Top 100 – 2007 and 2008 –
Winner Jurors Award for “Santee”