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CAROL GRIFFITH
Columbus, Ohio - United States



, Parade Series Part 2, Figurative, $12,600
, Parade Series Local Theat, Americana, $12,600
, Handle With Care, Interior, $2,100

Art Starting At $12,600

Artist Statement

My oil paintings are meditations triggered by places or situations in my memory, arrived at through a sort of daydreaming state of mind. I attempt to evoke that mood in the handling of the formal elements of the painting, especially the color and the perspectival point of view. I wish to create both a believable place and the sense of something more significant behind it. The viewer, in contact with the painting and their own memories, may then project into the space and experience the significance that I sensed. This approach has led me to an interest in souvenirs. I see them as an attempt to capture a special place or experience in concrete or symbolic form. By doing paintings of my own remembered places and experiences, I have been following a parallel path. I like the comparison with one purpose of art. I use borders in some of the paintings to function simultaneously as framing devices and as an arena in which to create a dialogue with the internal painting. The borders also extend the meaning of the internal subject. Memories often consist of simultaneous kaleidoscopic vignettes that, in combination, embody the whole, original experience. Each vignette is also rich and full of expanding detail and meaning. It is this multi-faceted effect that I am trying to capture by making each vignette a separate, viable painting that, when linked up with the related paintings, completes the wider and more varied theme. I paint my images from memory. A ...

Original Artworks (20)

Carol Griffith; AutumnLeaf Auto Show, 1992, Original Painting Oil, 82 x 63 inches. Artwork description: 241 Based on memories of the Autumn Leaf Fstival in Clarion PA, this painting also looks at the connections and power sources behind small town events. ...
Carol Griffith
Original Oil Painting, 1992
82 x 63 inches (208.3 x 160.0 cm)
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Carol Griffith; Sculpture Garden Kansas, 1984, Original Painting Oil, 46 x 46 inches. Artwork description: 241 Born of a fondness for naive art and a reaction to
Carol Griffith
Original Oil Painting, 1984
46 x 46 inches (116.8 x 116.8 cm)
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Carol Griffith; Lighthouse Gallery and Gifts, 1998, Original Painting Oil, 46 x 58 inches. Artwork description: 241 this painting is about my love for fast vanishing
Carol Griffith
Original Oil Painting, 1998
46 x 58 inches (116.8 x 147.3 cm)
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Carol Griffith; Parade Series  part 1, 1996, Original Painting Oil, 188 x 46 inches. Artwork description: 241 These are the first 4 of 8 paintings that create the parade of the Parade Series, 376
Carol Griffith
Original Oil Painting, 1996
188 x 46 inches (477.5 x 116.8 cm)
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Carol Griffith; Parade Series part 2, 1996, Original Painting Oil, 188 x 46 inches. Artwork description: 241 These are the second 4 of 8 paintings that create the parade of the Parade Series, 376
Carol Griffith
Original Oil Painting, 1996
188 x 46 inches (477.5 x 116.8 cm)
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Carol Griffith; Parade Series Local Theater, 1996, Original Painting Oil, 60 x 46 inches. Artwork description: 241 Thise is one painting of 8 paintings that create the parade of the Parade Series, 376
Carol Griffith
Original Oil Painting, 1996
60 x 46 inches (152.4 x 116.8 cm)
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Carol Griffith; Handle with Care, 1987, Original Painting Oil, 58 x 46 inches. Artwork description: 241 I think this is mostly about being a clumsy child who loved delicate fragile things, including a small town sense of security and innocence that didn' t last. ...
Carol Griffith
Original Oil Painting, 1987
58 x 46 inches (147.3 x 116.8 cm)
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Carol Griffith; The Politician, 1992, Original Watercolor, 21 x 14 inches. Artwork description: 241 Portrait of a high stakes gambler...
Carol Griffith
Original Watercolor, 1992
21 x 14 inches (53.3 x 35.6 cm)
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Carol Griffith; The Environmentalist, 1992, Original Watercolor, 14 x 22 inches. Artwork description: 241 A narrative portrait of a high stakes player...
Carol Griffith
Original Watercolor, 1992
14 x 22 inches (35.6 x 55.9 cm)
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Carol Griffith; Coney Island, 1993, Original Painting Oil, 76 x 64 inches. Artwork description: 241 A commission done for a Cincinnati couple who loved Coney Island, OH...
Carol Griffith
Original Oil Painting, 1993
76 x 64 inches (193.0 x 162.6 cm)
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Carol Griffith; Men and the Sea, 1997, Original Painting Oil, 36 x 24 inches. Artwork description: 241 A character study done on commission as a gift for a deep sea fisherman. ...
Carol Griffith
Original Oil Painting, 1997
36 x 24 inches (91.4 x 61.0 cm)
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Carol Griffith; Pattern Painting Has No C..., 1985, Original Painting Oil, 63 x 55 inches. Artwork description: 241 Pattern Painting is about decorative patterns echoing their sources in nature. The border even incorporates metalic gold paint. ...
Carol Griffith
Original Oil Painting, 1985
63 x 55 inches (160.0 x 139.7 cm)
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Carol Griffith; Religious Experience, 1988, Original Painting Oil, 135 x 61 inches. Artwork description: 241 This triptych uses churches to talk about three ways that I see people  approaching worship- seeking a mystical experience, looking for answers from an authority or wanting a personal relationship. ...
Carol Griffith
Original Oil Painting, 1988
135 x 61 inches (342.9 x 154.9 cm)
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Carol Griffith; Museum Piece, 1990, Original Painting Oil, 73 x 71 inches. Artwork description: 241 Painted on two joined canvases, this painting tries to capture my essential memories of classic old natural history museums I have visited. ...
Carol Griffith
Original Oil Painting, 1990
73 x 71 inches (185.4 x 180.3 cm)
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Carol Griffith; Pistol Petes, 1992, Original Painting Oil, 66 x 48 inches. Artwork description: 241 Pistol Pete' s is one of a series of paintings based on memories of roadside attractions and souvenir stands. This painting is a composite of many remembered trips. ...
Carol Griffith
Original Oil Painting, 1992
66 x 48 inches (167.6 x 121.9 cm)
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Carol Griffith; Pattern Painting Circularity, 2000, Original Watercolor, 29 x 21 inches. Artwork description: 241 Part of a series of watercolors playing with pattern and its sources in three dimensions. ...
Carol Griffith
Original Watercolor, 2000
29 x 21 inches (73.7 x 53.3 cm)
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Carol Griffith; Pattern Painting Linearity, 2000, Original Watercolor, 29 x 20 inches. Artwork description: 241 Part of a series of watercolors playing with pattern and its sources in three dimensions. ...
Carol Griffith
Original Watercolor, 2000
29 x 20 inches (73.7 x 50.8 cm)
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Carol Griffith; Pattern Painting Abstraction, 2000, Original Watercolor, 21 x 29 inches. Artwork description: 241 Part of a series of watercolors playing with pattern and its sources in three dimensions. ...
Carol Griffith
Original Watercolor, 2000
21 x 29 inches (53.3 x 73.7 cm)
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Carol Griffith; Pattern Painting Fish, 2001, Original Watercolor, 29 x 20 inches. Artwork description: 241 Part of a series of watercolors playing with pattern and its sources in three dimensions. ...
Carol Griffith
Original Watercolor, 2001
29 x 20 inches (73.7 x 50.8 cm)
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Carol Griffith; Caprice, 2003, Original Watercolor, 332 x 42 inches. Artwork description: 241 Caprice evolved out of a series of watercolors playing with pattern and its sources in three dimensions. ...
Carol Griffith
Original Watercolor, 2003
332 x 42 inches (843.3 x 106.7 cm)
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