David Griffin

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David Griffin

United States

David Griffin

"Painting is more than a vocation.  My paintings are direct observations, results of a life and heritage spent close to the Land, the People, the West. It's a calling to satisfy a desire to speak in a visual medium, telling stories, all the time looking West. My ability to portray this subject is not without its own challenges. Painting is hard work, but I'm committed to communicating the story in a passionate way, with honesty and the vitality the subject deserves."

Born in 1952, David grew up in Lubbock, Texas. After studying Fine Art at Texas Tech University, he was invited to participate in the first Illustrators Workshop, New York, where he studied with Bernie Fuchs, Mark English and Bob Peak.  His work was recognized many times by the Illustrators Annual National Show during the 1970's-1980's.  In 1990, he began to paint professionally full time. Early on, he had the opportuity to study with Bettina Steinke and James Reynolds. In addition, his work was  featured in articles including Cowboys and Indians, Victoria, Dallas Morning News, Western Art Collector, and Southwestern Art (cover and feature Oct. 2013 and again in Dec. 2021)

Selected national shows and awards:
Oil Painters of America National Show (Award of Excellence)
Salon International (Juried Top 50 Award)
2010-2022 Coors National Western Art Exhibit and Sale
2017-2021 InSight Gallery Texas Masters Show
2019 Art Renewal Center 14th Annual International Salon (winner of Second Place and Honorable Mention in Landscape Category.These two paintings were also included in the MEAM Musem Exhibition in Barcelona, Spain Dec. 2019. In addition, David was awarded the American Legacy Fine Art Award and given the opportunity to participate in the American Legacy Fine Art Gallery Show 2020).
2019 Texas State Parks Centennial Painter (commisioned to produce paintings to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the Texas State Parks)
2021 Coors National Western Art Exhibit and Sale (Featured Artist)
2021 Leigh Yawskey Woodson Art Museum (Birds in Art Exhibit)

David's work is represented by these prestigious galleries:  
InSight Gallery (Fredericksburg, TX)
Legacy Gallery (Scottsdale, AZ) 

David and his wife Lorna split their time between Dallas,TX,where they raised their three children, and Cordillera, CO.

website: davidgriffinstudio.com



* This statement has been provided directly by the artist in association to their 16th International ARC Salon entries. This content has not been edited for typos or grammatical errors and has not been vetted for accuracy.