|Charles Griffith's interest in art began in childhood, and was encouraged by his family. Later, while serving in the U.S. military in Europe, he was inspired by seeing firsthand some of the treasures of European art.
Today Charles Griffith's oil and acrylic paintings represent a contemporary interpretation of traditional realism, often with a touch of the surreal and the macabre added for flavor. His work reflects his love of the Old Masters, and his subject matter ranges from the conventional to the unorthodox. His published poetry also reflects these varied motifs.