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Elsie Griffiths - Premium Artist

Elsie developed an interest in art at a very early age. From early childhood, drawing has been part of her life. Work, marriage, family and a lack of formal art training did deter her for several years but a friend in England peaked her interest in oil painting (some 45 years ago) and so began her - belated - love affair with art. It has been an interesting journey since then and she has dabbled in many of the various mediums, expressing her art on paper and canvas. Her initial art projects were done in oils on canvas. Later on, she experimented with acrylics and completed many paintings using watercolours.

  • Glacier, Valley View by Elsie Griffiths, ink painting<br>12.5 x 7.5 inches

    Glacier, Valley View
    ink painting
    12.5 x 7.5 inches

  • Last of Snow by Elsie Griffiths, ink painting<br>5 x 7 inches

    Last of Snow
    ink painting
    5 x 7 inches

  • Beyond 1 by Elsie Griffiths, ink painting<br>20 x 24 inches

    Beyond 1
    ink painting
    20 x 24 inches

  • Space Walk 2 by Elsie Griffiths, ink painting<br>13 x 20 inches

    Space Walk 2
    ink painting
    13 x 20 inches

Free Spirited Painting

Not satisfied with Oil, Acrylic, Watercolour and Etching - done mainly in a representational style - Elsie was impatient to try something different and in a more abstract style. She took a course from a fellow artist (Bobby Zander) about a painter named Maxine Masterfield, who painted in a style she called 'abstract naturalism'. Elsie became very enthused about the possibilities of this painting technique that uses luminous & fluid ink on watercolour paper to produce 'free-spirited' and abstract paintings. As is her wont, she immediately put her other art endeavours aside (for the moment) and starting to produce her version of the 'free-spirited and abstract' art which she will be showing at an art show in Parksville at the McMillan Arts Centre, Parksville, B.C. from March 27 to April 28, 2012.

Without getting into detail, the method of using luminous liquid ink on watercolour paper, involves the use of plastic bottles with specialized tips for pouring the inks, rollers for spreading the ink and an assortment of objects for texturing the washes. It allows great flexibility for experimentation using a variety of natural elements such as salt, oil and wax as well as different manmade products such as plastics, wax paper, leaves, etc. The options are endless. The result from using this art medium is at once exciting, colourful and very rewarding to the artist. It is a free, intuitive approach to art.

February '12

  • Chrysalis 2 by Elsie Griffiths, ink painting<br>11 x 15 inches

    Chrysalis 2
    ink painting
    11 x 15 inches

  • Kaleidescope by Elsie Griffiths, ink painting<br>8 x 10 inches

    ink painting
    8 x 10 inches

  • Deep in the Forest by Elsie Griffiths, ink painting<br>8.5 x 11.75 inches

    Deep in the Forest
    ink painting
    8.5 x 11.75 inches

  • On the Wild Side by Elsie Griffiths, ink painting<br>13.5 x 17.5 inches

    On the Wild Side
    ink painting
    13.5 x 17.5 inches

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