Art and evolution

My work is ever evolving. I continue to allow myself the creative fredom to take my work in whatever direction seems the most true to myself. After attending the Dallas art fair last weekend, Saturday April 11th I became even more aware of the diversity of work being created in the world today. It seems that no matter what direction you take with your work there will always be an audience. I believe as long as you stay true to yourself, your work will find its fans. 

In my recent work I have been simplifying my forms. With the narration of figures I continue to tell ambiguous stories. 

Deceptive embrace 9x12 watercolor and pastel on paper. TJ Griffin

Deceptive embrace 9x12 watercolor and pastel on paper. TJ Griffin

Deceptive Embrace was featured in Ro2 Arts gallery space along with an earlier painting from a few years back Secrets to Hidden Identity. 

Secrets of hidden identity 24x30 oil on paper. TJ Griffin

Secrets of hidden identity 24x30 oil on paper. TJ Griffin

The concept of my work is similar but my style is evolving. The simplification of form feels more natural. It seems that when I focus more on traditionally technicality it henders my creativity. When in reality for me, the purpose of art is to express an emotional idea or feeling; the traditional techniques are not necessary.   I feel this simplification calms my work and creates a more direct feeling for the viewer. 

Who knows, two weeks from now I might start striving for the rendering styling of Carravagio, but today simplification is the natural direction for me.  

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