Wendy Griffin

artist

Rough sea at le Hanois

Hello, I'm Wendy Griffin. I was born in West Sussex and moved to Guernsey in 1973 where I was educated, and I have lived on the island ever since.

 

Art has always been a major part of my life, and it would be rare to find me without a reason or desire to draw or paint.

 

 

 

Guernsey's dramatic coastline and rough winter seas have long been my inspiration, as too the beautiful changing light and moods of the Lake District. I am drawn to atmosphere and light and I love to create dramatic land and seascapes from photographs I have taken and sketches I have made from nature in all of its moods. Although I love to paint "en plein air" most of my work is done in my studio at home where I can imagine myself back in the atmosphere of the location where I took the photograph or sketched the scene but with the added bonus of my favourite music playing in the background.

 

 

              Awards & Exhibitions:-

 

                 August 2004  - "Best in Show" in the Sarnia Arts & Crafts Annual Exhibition, Guernsey

                 March 2006   - The Lee Baglin Memorial trophy in the Guernsey Eisteddfod for excellence in        

                                            drawing

                 March 2007   - The Sir Havilland de Sausmarez trophy in the Guernsey Eisteddfod for excellence  

                                            in general art

                 March 2008   - The Sir Havilland de Sausmarez trophy in the Guernsey Eisteddfod for excellence

                                            in general art

                 August 2009  - "Best in Show" in the Sarnia Arts & Crafts Annual Exhibition, Guernsey

                 Feb 2010       -  Debut Solo Exhibition at Guernsey Picture Framers & Art Gallery

                 August 2010  - "Best in Show" in the Sarnia Arts & Crafts Annual Exhibition , Guernsey

                 March 2011   - The Sir Havilland de Sausmarez trophy in the Guernsey Eisteddfod for excellence

                                            in general art                                                                                                      

                 May 2011      -  Exhibition at Guernsey Picture Framers & Art Gallery

                 March 2012   - The Lee Baglin Memorial trophy in the Guernsey Eisteddfod for excellence in  

                                            drawing

                 October 2012 - Exhibition at Guernsey Picture Framers & Art Gallery

               August 2013 -  "Best in Show" in the Sarnia Arts & Crafts Annual Exhibition, Guernsey

                Mar/Apr 2014 -  Exhibition at Guernsey Picture Framers & Art Gallery

                August 2014 -  "Best in Show" in the Sarnia Arts & Crafts Annual Exhibition, Guernsey

               March 2015   -  The Sir Havilland de Sausmarez trophy in the Guernsey Eisteddfod for excellence  

                                          in general art

                March 2016   -  Le Patourel trophy in the Guernsey Eisteddfod for best painting in exhibition

                Jun/Sept 2016 - awarded Best Amateur Seascape painting in SAA Artist of the Year competition/exhibition

               Aug/Sept 2016 - Joint exhibition with Petra Palmeri at Guernsey Picture Framers, Guernsey

                Aug 2016     -  "Best in Show" in the Sarnia Arts & Crafts Annual exhibition, Guernsey

 

       Recent article on painters-online newsletter:-

       http://www.painters-online.co.uk/Information/Gallery-newsletter-May14#Wendy

 

 

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