artist, muralist, activist
about JG

Jenn Griffith is a contemporary painter, based in Charleston, SC. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from Furman University, and continued Arts certificates from Sotheby's Institute of Art in New York.

Jenn's artwork is easily recognized, whether it is a sharp, realistic painting of water or a refurbished surfboard with bright palms or glistening waves. These works now belong to collectors all over the US and Canada, as well as storefronts and brands who have commissioned custom installations.

Jenn aims to draw attention to water through her paintings and, in turn, attract conservation of our waterways. She selectively works with brands who align with this mission and have a shared sense of preservation. Her tagline, "don't drink the water" is occastionally inquired upon, to which Jenn explains, "it is two-fold: it is a serious commentary on the world's water crisis, and our need for better-quality drinking water, whether in our own taps or around the globe, as well as the conservation of our oceanic ecosystems. In a more playful sense, it is also a tribute to 'don't drink the kool-aid'-- don't believe everything you hear or see. Question things, be bold and brave, forge your own path!"


I do my very best to source supplies locally and to create only what is essential, producing less waste. Jenn creates pieces intentionally, on a per-order basis, rather than in bulk.


All artwork is original & done by hand, from start to finish. From choosing subjects, to sanding panels, to applying the varnish, all work is done in studio.


While I must take certain measures to protect artwork during shipment, I ship with sustainable materials, with as much repurposed and recyclable materials as possible.

in press
Making Waves

From canvas paintings to repurposed surfboards, Jenn's take of the theme of 'water' runs deep, as highlighted in a recent article by Charleston Magazine: