Southern Charms

New Work by Martica Griffin
April 1st until May 3rd, 2010

Martica Griffin is a Nashville-based painter who creates both abstract and figurative works.  Using her strong sense of graphics, texture, and color, Griffin develops a sense of depth in each painting that makes every viewing of her work fresh and exciting.

Inspired by legends, myths, ghosts, music, and more, Griffin's latest series of paintings is a colorful take on the South.  Each piece looks at what makes each Southern state unique - from the music of Lil' Wayne and Louis Armstrong, to the sermons of Billy Graham, to quilts of Alabama.  The paintings begin with graphic marks and then are merged with color, shape, and texture to form something that is unexpected.  Griffin's intention is to leave the viewer with a sense of joy, a smile, or a non-objective tour of the South.  

Martica Griffin graduated from East Carolina University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting and has done postgraduate studies at the School of Visual Arts in New York.  Her works reside in various public and private collections.