East Stroudsburg, PA
Patricia A Griffin www.grifffingallery.org www.patriciaagriffin.com
Griffin's award winning contemporary paintings of animals are collected Internationally by corporate and private collectors from Dallas to Dubai. Griffin's work has been exhibited in 12 museums, 15 Solo Exhibitions, over 160 Group Exhibitions.
Brickworks Gallery, Atlanta, GA., Going To The Sun Gallery, White Fish, MT., Goldenstein Gallery, Sedona, AZ., and RARE Gallery, Jackson WY. South Eastern Wildlife Exposition, Charleston, SC
Allentown Art Museum, PA., Dutot Museum, PA., Everhart Museum, PA., Greater Plains Art Museum, NB., International Museum of Art, TX., Hunterdon Art Museum, NJ., Monmouth Museum, NJ., New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum, NM., Old West Museum, WY., State Museum of Pennsylvania, PA., Tucson Desert Museum, AZ., Women’s Museum Of California, CA
Griffin has spent the past 28 years painting, photographing her imagery in the field, teaching, and 10% of the proceeds from the sale of her work go to conservation and preservation. Her studio, garden center, historic guest house and homestead are located in the Pocono Mts.PA
"One of my first memories of being recognized as an artist was in Mr. Snyder's second grade class. I was six and had completed a pencil drawing of an alligator; my schoolmates crowded around the image ohhing and ahhing with excitement.
The second defining moment came in fourth grade. Sister Joanne, with her thick ankles hanging over her too-tight Oxford shoes, held me after school. She had �caught me� with a simple line drawing of a nude on my homework pad; I stood accused of perversion. My mother, who was called in to retrieve me and the sketch, commented with great praise on the image, and my ability.
These moments had a profound impact: I realized that my talent could be used to conjure emotion within the viewer.
Ability and commitment makes an artist. I graduated from Moore College of Art and Design in 1989 with a BFA, located in my home state of Pennsylvania. I have painted full time since. I enjoy the buttery texture of the paint, the intensity achievable through its colors, and the smell of the slow drying process. I utilize the characters of the paint to make a thin translucent layer and bold thick opaque brush stroke. Through this medium and a calculated composition, I breathe the life of my subjects onto linen.
I am inspired by the life force that connects all things.
I have been influenced by many artists: VanGogh�s energy, Rothko�s simplicity, Rungius�s ruggedness, Emily Carr�s raw emotion. These, as well as hundreds of others both historical and contemporary, have left images etched in my mind. I do not deny the influence of many that have forged ahead of me, but it is my trips into the last bit of wild that turn the inspiration into image. It is my primal urge to document my passion and observation of the fleeting."
All artwork in this gallery is the original artwork of Patricia A. Griffin. All Rights Reserved. It is for sale, copyrighted to Patricia A. Griffin and, as such, is protected by US and International Copyright laws.