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Laura Griffith

 

  About the artist

Laura Griffith
Concorde Ballet 
Oil on canvas
Size: 36” x 48”  
Gallery Wrap Frame
$6,500
   
Laura Griffith
Fruit Compote 
Oil on canvas
Size: 24” x 36”  
Gallery Wrap Frame
$4,000
   
Laura Griffith
  Apples Outburst 
Oil on canvas
Image size: 36” x 36”  
$5,500
   
Laura Griffith
  Boscs Descending 
Oil on canvas
Image size: 30” x 40”  
$4,800
   
Laura Griffith
  Eggplant with Yali Pears  
Oil on canvas
Image size: 16” x 20”  
$2,900
   
Laura Griffith
  Pardon My Persimmon  
Oil on canvas
Image size: 24” x 36”  
$4,400
   
Laura Griffith
  Heirlooms  
Oil on canvas
Image size: 36” x 36”  
$5,500
   
Laura Griffith
  Golden Delicious 
Oil on canvas
Image size: 30” x 48”  
$5,800
   
Laura Griffith
  Figs  
Oil on canvas
Image size: 30” x 48”  
$5,400
   
Laura Griffith
  Lemon Quartet  
Oil on canvas
Image size: 20” x 30”  
$3,400
   
Laura Griffith
  Lemon Crescent  
Oil on canvas
Image size: 24” x 36”  
$4,400
   
Laura Griffith
  Ballet Triplets  
Oil on canvas
Image size: 20” x 30”  
$3,200
   
Laura Griffith
  Asian Pear Prade  
Oil on canvas
Image size: 12” x 36”  
$3,200
   
Laura Griffith
  Apricots  
Oil on canvas
Image size: 24” x 48”  
$5,000
 

Anne Boucher

Laura Griffith was born with an artistic nature. Her early life in New York was enriched by that City’s great cultural institutions. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin as an English major; however, her favorite classes were art history.  After a year of study in Paris, she spent two years teaching first graders in Manhattan where she found special pleasure in presenting art to those youngsters.

She then moved to the West Coast to earn a Bachelor of Fine Arts (summa cum laude) from the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland, California. Up to this point, Laura had always been accustomed to urban life, but the need for studio space prompted her to move to the countryside of Sonoma. She found a suitable location adjoining a Chardonnay vineyard, and there she built her studio and planted a small orchard.

The orchard proved to be a source of inspiration. In the past, Laura had been attracted to classical still life painting — compositions of flowers, fruit, vases, and other artifacts. As she mastered technique, her style evolved. She found the fruit itself, with its intricate shadow, reflection and light, to be the essence of her vision. The pears, apples and persimmons from her orchard had much more personality than those from the supermarket, and Laura focused on drawing out their elegance and drama. With the spotlight on the fruit, the artificial objects became extraneous.

As her aesthetic emphasized the fruit, the scale of the paintings increased, and the backdrops darkened, to create a suitable stage for the lively images to perform.

Laura Griffith’s elegant oil paintings hang in major collections around the world.

Education:

  • University of Wisconsin, Bachelor of Arts, 1969
  • California College of Art, BFA with high distinction, 1982
  • Academy of Arts College, San Francisco, 1991

Artist’s Statement:

“From the genre of classical still life, my work has evolved toward a contemporary, joyful vision where art belongs in the life of the individual. I see the world in vibrant color and I strive to put that color onto canvas. My vision is intense interaction on a grand scale, in clear light and color, strong shadows and complex reflections, executed for a clean, pared-down presentation.

Magnifying the scale of the ordinary can glorify it to the extraordinary. The aggrandized format promotes detail that is abstracted, fanciful and contemporary as opposed to literal representation. As the scale ascends in importance, traditional still life props fall away as unneeded supports. The fruit stands alone; the overall effect uncluttered, graceful and exalted.

My intent is to create art that people enjoy. Art that is positive and bold, elevating, while lean and spare, to be easily incorporated into the living and working environments of the modern collector.”


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