In my paintings I attempt to capture the individual’s essence, to portray all emotions they are exhibiting. Historically I have worked primarily with individuals, and also with dyads and groups. These paintings were taken from live studio work, sketches when traveling, and also photographs taken abroad.
Individuals rendered reside in the US, Europe, and Asia.
Michael Griffith (b.1944) has painted for 50 years, and maintained a working studio at Hunters Point Art Colony for the past 30 years.
He is self-educated and has studied at the San Francisco Art Institute and the California College of Arts and Crafts. Over time, he has worked with Julius Hatofsky, Noah Buchanan, Ralph McNeil, and other artists in the Bay Area.
He has shown his work at the Palm Springs Desert Museum, National Juried Show (2000),
the Axis Gallery National Juried Exhibition (2021) in Sacramento, and has placed work in competitions with several local galleries.