Carol Grigus


Contemporary Oil Paintings

by Artist Carol Grigus

Paint Out Co-Chair

“Imagine you are walking in the woods on a snowy day.

The absolute quiet is intoxicating! The colors of snow, the shadows, reflections; The sights, sounds, and smells fill the air-and always the Light!   

Add an easel, some paints, an artist willing to embrace the possibilities of nature and you’re ready for the adventure of painting outdoors: ‘en plein-air’!

I am an artist who is inspired by this challenge.  Anyone who has ever walked through a forest especially in Winter has felt its beauty, dignity and monumentality. Painting is my way of preserving that experience and sharing it with others.”   It’s my poetry and ‘true north’.”    Carol Grigus 


B.F.A. Industrial Design from the University of Illinois, Urbana, IL

Continued studies at the Chicago Art Institute and the American Academy of Art, Chicago. Studied with Master P.A.P.A. Painters Kevin MacPherson, Jean LeGassick, Pete Adams, George Strickland, and others.

Memberships and Community

Founding member of P.A.P.O.N. the Plein-Air Painters of Nevada.

Member of the N.T.A. the North Tahoe Art Collective, Tahoe City, CA Community fundraisers including Habitat for Humanity, the Nevada Wilderness Society, Scenic Nevada and the Soroptimists of Nevada.  

Nevada Land Trust, Art Masterpiece Program instructor,1994-97.  

Docent at the Nevada Museum of Art.   1990-97.

Member of the Latimer Art Club since 2017                               

Collections and Galleries

Several private and public collections including Renown Health Center, NV   James Harold Gallery, Tahoe City, CA

Ryries Gallery, Reno, NV                       Artsy Fartsy Gallery, Carson City, NV

Scenic Nevada Art Gallery, Reno, NV 2009-11.

Art Attack Gallery, Incline Village, NV 2004-09.


Carol’s Art

Mailing Address

P.O. Box 1506
Reno, NV 89505

Meeting Address

Moana Nursery Design Center

1190 W Moana Lane

Reno, NV 89509

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