Anne Griffiths is a Canadian painter with studios in Victoria and Salt Spring Island. She paints her subjects with an abstracted approach using line and colour to create landscapes that have a familiarity but dreamlike quality. She is currently working on a body of work that explores our personal journeys to find serenity and solace from this modern, connected and ever-more overwhelming world.
Anne obtained her arts education from Vancouver’s Emily Carr University and the IDEA Program at Capilano University. She is represented on Salt Spring Island, BC by the Duthie Gallery. Her paintings are in private collections in the United Kingdom, France and throughout North America. She has completed several large commissions, held three private shows, participated in several group shows and is currently represented by a private gallery on Salt Spring Island.
Prior to pursuing painting full-time, Anne enjoyed a successful 20-year career as a commercial graphic designer and art director working at both the national and international level. In that role she shared her creative vision through a wide range of mediums including brand development, print, advertising, space planning and large-format installations and film and video projects. Through her work-related travels throughout Canada and the United States, Africa and the United Kingdom she has collaborated with many artists, architects, photographers, writers, musicians and directors. Her desire to be more involved with the physical making of art led her to move from the commercial side of design and art direction to working as a painter.
The emotional connection and impact of nature on the human spirit are the framework for my most recent body of work. Through careful observation and a yearning to understand and appreciate the seemingly random nature of organic forms, patterns, and colour I aim to express a visual language that will inspire a higher level of engagement and observation of nature and our impact on the landscape.
EMILY CARR UNIVERSITY
CAPILANO UNIVERSITY, Diploma, with honours, IDEA program
2016 DUTHIE GALLERY, 'Alchemic Exit', Salt Spring Island
2014 HORSESHOE BAY TRADING CO., ‘Observations’, West Vancouver
2010 TARTOOFUL, North Vancouver
2009 PRIVATE GALLERY, ‘Passing Architecture’, Vancouver
2016 MAHON HALL GALLERY, Salt Spring Island
2016 FERRY BUILDING GALLERY, West Vancouver
2015 ARTS IN VIEW, North Vancouver
2015 SOUTHEND GALLERY, Salt Spring Island
2015 SALTSPRING NATIONAL ART PRIZE – Auction, Salt Spring Island
2014 SOUTHEND GALLERY, Salt Spring Island
2014 ECAS – International Art Barn, Salt Spring Island
2014 ART FOR LIFE – Auction, Vancouver
2013 SOUTHEND GALLERY, with Hillario and Martha Sturdy, Salt Spring Island
2013 ECAS – International Art Barn, Salt Spring Island
2013 ART FOR LIFE – Auction, Vancouver