MICHELE & DAVID GRIFFITHS
Arriving in Hambledon from the direction Clanfield, continue one quarter of a mile, along East Street. We are on your right. shortly before the house with the "Hovis" sign and opposite The Court House.
David: woven cushions and mats, with strong structural lines and in multicoloured materials. All work for sale
Michele: described as "secular icons", calm contemporary abstract paintings on plaster. Also, recent charcoal "Lockdown Drawings". See fuller information below.
MICHELE GRIFFITHS was born and trained in London. Initially persuaded to pursue an academic career, studying French and German Literature at Cambridge University, her determination to make Art her life won out and she subsequently studied Fine Art at Wimbledon School of Art. With eminent tutors like Prunella Clough she learned to develop her own unique voice as an abstract artist.
Her textured, incised works on plaster are subtle and multilayered.
“I aim to engage the viewer in slow looking”.
Michèle Griffiths has exhibited widely and has gained considerable recognition during her career. She completed a major commission for P&O (Britannia) and several works have been selected for Royal Academy Summer Exhibitions and The Discerning Eye in central London.
The art critic Nicholas Usherwood describes her paintings as:
“…meditations on surface and depth, illusion and reality, their painterly touch and mark synonymous with their mood of contemplative stillness”.
About ” Lockdown Drawings”
This series of 50 works was made during Lockdown. The daily practice of drawing them was both an expression of and a release from this strange situation. The process I use is in a way sculptural, in that I use erasers to “chip away ” at the forms. The latter emerge from an instinctive, organic engagement with the simple materials of charcoal and acid-free cartridge paper, which I first incise with a sharp point so that they appear as fine, white lines in the finished pieces. To paraphrase the writer Michèle Roberts, I draw from the unconscious about the unconscious.
some steps and no wheelchair access
Opening timesVisitors welcome by appointment
- Lindsay Cottage, East Street, Hambledon, Waterlooville, PO7 4RX
- Telephone: 02392 633926