Patricia A. Griffin

Patricia A. Griffin

Artwork

Patricia A. Griffin
Patricia A. Griffin’s vibrant, complex compositions explore the flesh, fur and nature of the animals who share our planet. The rich materialism of her creations makes a curious connection with the intangible qualities of each beast’s soul. Structural density and painterly poise also mark many of her landscapes that reflect the arboreal delights of each season. From the moody to the majestic, the cozy to the ominous, these pieces burn slowly as they stir the mind into daydreams of travel and fresh encounters with exotic and indigenous creatures. It is not surprising to discover that close encounters with animals in the grassy hills of South Dakota deeply inspired her to paint these intimate portraits. She is not an artist who searches the Internet for virtual encounters and images. She says, “In 2008, a herd of pronghorn antelope came within ten feet of my easel. They were grazing around me as I painted. I was so moved by the closeness and acceptance, and their regard for me as an insignificant part of the environment, I started painting animals as soon as I got back to the studio—bison, deer, sheep and donkeys. The size of the canvas went from ten inches to six feet in a matter of weeks. The more I painted, the more I pushed the color.” Griffin goes to great lengths to study, photograph and sketch her kinetic subjects. Whatever the cost, the rewards are refreshingly unpredictable and satisfying. She says, “In [the] fall of 2015, I traveled to Churchill, Manitoba, to study the polar bear. It was intense: five cars, two planes, cancelled flights, pounds of equipment, layers of clothing, up before dawn, equipment failure (due to subzero temps), but I witnessed snowy owls, foxes, ptarmigan, raven, hawk. I saw polar bear: old, young, mothers with cubs, boar (male) eating a carcass, [a] boar chasing [a] cub to eat it and the mother successfully thwarting off the boar, and the Northern Lights.” Inexplicably, her non-naturalistic use of color reveals poignant and endearing facets of each creature. These works are portals into poetic and psychological content—within the reach of language and analysis, yet drifting into wordless fantasy. Griffin’s art beckons the utopian hope that the entire animal kingdom will one day thrive in an atmosphere of abundant peace.
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Artist
Amy and Julia, 2018
Patricia A. Griffin

Amy and Julia, 2018

oil on linen

6 x 6 in

$600.00

Equinox, 2018
Patricia A. Griffin

Equinox, 2018

oil on linen

72 x 48 in

$16,500.00

Kismet
Patricia A. Griffin

Kismet

oil on linen

60 x 20 in

$7,200.00

Moonlit Malaki, 2018
Patricia A. Griffin

Moonlit Malaki, 2018

oil on linen

72 x 48 in

$16,500.00

Rooster, 2018
Patricia A. Griffin

Rooster, 2018

watercolor on panel

8 x 8 in

$800.00

Sun Drop
Patricia A. Griffin

Sun Drop

oil on linen

72 x 24 in

$11,500.00

Cheeky Gina
Patricia A. Griffin

Cheeky Gina

oil on linen

72 x 48 in

$16,500.00

Fab 566, 2018
Patricia A. Griffin

Fab 566, 2018

oil on linen

20 x 20 in

$2,900.00

M a'min, 2018
Patricia A. Griffin

M a'min, 2018

oil on linen

72 x 24 in

$11,500.00

Moonlit Maliki (1/100), 2018
Patricia A. Griffin

Moonlit Maliki (1/100), 2018

limited edition print

19 x 13 in

$200.00

Skip, 2018
Patricia A. Griffin

Skip, 2018

oil on linen

8 x 8 in

$800.00

Night Watchman
Patricia A. Griffin

Night Watchman

oil on linen

20 x 16 in

$2,500.00

Cheeky Gina (1/100), 2018
Patricia A. Griffin

Cheeky Gina (1/100), 2018

Oil On Paper

22 x 15 in

$275.00

Flight Club (Tryptic), 2018
Patricia A. Griffin

Flight Club (Tryptic), 2018

oil on linen

40 x 60 in

$14,500.00

Mary (1/100), 2018
Patricia A. Griffin

Mary (1/100), 2018

limited edition print

18 x 13 in

$250.00

Olivia, 2018
Patricia A. Griffin

Olivia, 2018

oil on linen

8 x 8 in

$800.00

Sundrop (1/100), 2018
Patricia A. Griffin

Sundrop (1/100), 2018

limited edition print

20 x 7 in

$250.00

Ajax
Patricia A. Griffin

Ajax

oil on linen

20 x 16 in

$2,500.00

Cheeky Gina (1/100), 2018
Patricia A. Griffin

Cheeky Gina (1/100), 2018

Oil on wrapped canvas

20 x 13 in

$325.00

Freya (1/50), 2018
Patricia A. Griffin

Freya (1/50), 2018

hand painted canvas print

8 x 6.50 in

$350.00

Mediator
Patricia A. Griffin

Mediator

oil on linen

20 x 16 in

$2,700.00

Rookery
Patricia A. Griffin

Rookery

oil on linen

60 x 20 in

$7,200.00

Yama, 2018
Patricia A. Griffin

Yama, 2018

oil on linen

40 x 20 in

$7,200.00

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