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

Is his bed long
Acrylic
46 x 58 cm
sold

The Sleeping Lord
Acrylic
61 x 51cm
2200



I have felt for His wounds in nozzles and containers
Acrylic
51 x 61 cm
sold

Y Twmpa
Acrylic
91 x 69 cm
sold

Tawny black sky scurries low over Ysgyrd hill
Charcoal and ink
66 x 46 cm
sold



Where, too, would you guess might his candlebearer be standing
Acrylic
51 x 61 cm
sold

By the rushing nant
Pencil
16 x 22 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



Pen y fan
Acrylic
58 x 35 cm
sold

Departure Ioannina 1942
Drawing collage
30 x 40 cm
sold

Hillside Track
Acrylic
30 x 30 cm
sold



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


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

Are the stunted oaks his gnarled guard?
Pencil and watercolour
15 x 21 cm
sold



Valley Light
Acrylic
45 x 54 cm
sold

Welsh Valley Terraces
Acrylic
34 x 26 cm
sold

Terrace and a field
Acrylic
34 x 26 cm
sold



Y Twmpa Study
Charcoal
40 x 30 cm
325

Backs
Acrylic
20 x 51 cm
sold

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
525

Twilight
Acrylic
21 x 30cm
sold

Fragment
Acrylic
24 x 19cm
395



The Rushing Nant
Acrylic
51 x 53cm
sold

Long Terrace
Acrylic
12 x 34cm
sold

Gap in the Terrace
Acrylic
16 x 43cm
sold



Red Hillside Slopes
Acrylic
51 x 61cm
1950

Hillside Allotments
Acrylic
21 x 31cm
sold

Cariad Quilt
Watercolour and ink
42 x 38cm
675



High Terrace
Watercolour and ink
12 x 17cm
sold

Remembered Valley
Acrylic
56 x 76cm
sold

Railway Terrace
Watercolour and ink
9 x 13cm
225



Colliers Row
Watercolour and ink
9 x 13cm
sold

Sunny Terrace
Watercolour and ink
12 x 17cm
250

Dark Chapel
Acrylic
8 x 18cm
sold



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

Patchwork VII
Acrylic and Collage
18 x 17cm
275

Studio Table IV
Acrylic
51 x 61cm
1950



Terrace and Path
Acrylic
10 x 15cm
325

Ridge
Acrylic
9 x 9cm
175

Clytwaith
Watercolour and body colour
54 x 51cm
875


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