Chris Griffin

Chris Griffin was born in Maesycwmmer, Mid Glamorgan and graduated from the Royal College of Art in 1975. He is a member of the Welsh Group, the Royal Watercolour Society of Wales and has a studio at Oriel Canfas in Cardiff where he is a member of the Old Library Artists Ltd.

Welsh life and the Welsh landscape remain the themes that dominate his work, though latterly there can be seen a shift in emphasis. His involvement with the poetry of David Jones, and particularly The Sleeping Lord, had a profound effect on the way that he looked at the Welsh landscape and resulted in a lyrical dimension being incorporated into his work. Leading on from this departure there have been further developments that have probed further into the Welsh character and led to experimental approaches to watercolour in a series featuring aspects of the Welsh quilt.


Chapel and steep road
Acrylic
19 x 19cm
sold

Chapel Rhondda
Acrylic
21 x 16 cm
sold

Patchwork I
Acrylic and collage
36 x 44 cm
sold



And is his bed wide
Acrylic
61 x 51 cm
sold

And is his bed wide study
Acrylic
23 x 15 cm
sold

Are the clammy ferns his rustling vallance
Acrylic
35 x 25cm
sold



French table with candlestick
Acrylic
48 x 58 cm
sold

Is his bed deep on the folded strata
Pencil
22 x 17 cm
sold

Is his bed long. Study 1
Acrylic
17 x 21 cm
sold



A quilt can take any form
Acrylic
51 x 61cm
£2500


Trefil Chapel
Acrylic
60 x 45 cm
sold

Hinterland
Acrylic
24 x 14cm
sold



Terrace
Acrylic
38x17cm
sold

Patchwork II
Acrylic and collage
18 x 18 cm
sold

Mwnt
Acrylic
33 x 25 cm
sold



Chris Griffin
High Terrace
Acrylic
25 x 22 cm
sold

Two terraces
Acrylic
33 x 25 cm
sold

Soar y mynydd
Acrylic
24x22cm
sold



Turn in the road
Acrylic
23 x 14 cm
sold

Trefil
Acrylic
47 x 46cm
sold

Terrace above a terrace
Acrylic
22 x 22 cm
sold



The Light Bearer
Acrylic
38 x 17cm
sold

Still life with Egyptian Cat
Acrylic
51 x 61 cm
sold

Norwegian Church
Acrylic
19 x 20 cm
sold



Russett - Hued Mattress
Acrylic
38 x 17 cm
sold

Black Table 2
Acrylic
61 x 51 cm
£1950

Are the slumbering valleys him in slumber
Acrylic
33 x 31 cm
sold



Blue gate
Acrylic
24 x 19 cm
sold

Chapel and washing
Acrylic
16 x 16 cm
sold

Chris Griffin
Evensong
Acrylic
21 x 21 cm
sold



Patchwork 3
Acrylic
18 x 18 cm
sold

Chapel Lisvane
Acrylic
16 x 16 cm
sold

Valley Light
Acrylic
45 x 54 cm
sold



Y Twmpa Study
Charcoal
40 x 30 cm
£325

Remembered Valley
Acrylic
76 x 56cm
£2500

Tabletop with inks
Acrylic
61 x 76cm
sold



Rag Work I
Watercolour and Collage
51 x 51cm
sold

Hillside Chapel and Terraces
Acrylic
61 x 51cm
sold

Siloh
Acrylic
30 x 40cm
sold



Twilight
Acrylic
21 x 30cm
sold

Fragment
Acrylic
24 x 19cm
sold

The Rushing Nant
Acrylic
51 x 53cm
sold



Red Hillside Slopes
Acrylic
51 x 61cm
sold

Hillside Allotments
Acrylic
21 x 31cm
sold

High Terrace
Watercolour and ink
12 x 17cm
sold



Remembered Valley
Acrylic
56 x 76cm
sold

Railway Terrace
Watercolour and ink
9 x 13cm
sold

Colliers Row
Watercolour and ink
9 x 13cm
sold



Sunny Terrace
Watercolour and ink
12 x 17cm
sold

Yet he is not the light bearer?
Acrylic
51 x 63cm
£2300

Patchwork VII
Acrylic and Collage
18 x 17cm
sold



Studio Table IV
Acrylic
51 x 61cm
£1950

Terrace and Path
Acrylic
10 x 15cm
£325

Ridge
Acrylic
9 x 9cm
£175



Does the land wait the Sleeping Lord
Acrylic
51 x 61cm
sold

Wash Day
Acrylic
25 x 25 cm
£425

Path to the mountain
Acrylic
22 x 22 cm
sold



The Painterís Table
Acrylic
50 x 45cm
sold

The Sleeping Painter
Acrylic
21 x 21 cm
sold

Brook
Acrylic
25 x 25 cm
sold



Two Rows
Acrylic
21 x 21 cm
£395

Chapel with Blue House
Acrylic
30 x 30 cm
£650

Tabor and the Angel
Acrylic
25 x 25 cm
sold



Evening Service
Acrylic
21 x 21 cm
£395

Back Lane
Acrylic
21 x 21 cm
sold

Capel Mawr
Acrylic
21 x 21 cm
£395



Drifting Star
Acrylic
30 x 30 cm
sold

Terraces
Acrylic
25 x 25 cm
£425

Barn
Acrylic
20 x 20 cm
sold



Are the slumbering valleys him in slumber
Acrylic
122 x 91 cm
£4500

Allotments
Acrylic
21 x 21 cm
sold

High Terrace
Acrylic
21 x 21 cm
sold


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