Paintings, illustrations and photography by artist Michelle Grove Griffin will be on display during the month of May at Mesa Public Library. Her work has been shown previously in several of the Fuller Lodge Art Center shows, as well as in various galleries.
Grove Griffin is a teacher at Los Alamos High School and an adjunct professor at Northern New Mexico College in Española.
“The artworks I create have been founded on influences in my life and things I like to do. I like to paint, draw and photograph things like fish, trees and anything that surrounds my world that makes life beautiful,” Grove Griffin said. “I am influenced by my upbringing in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, my parents and experiences I have had. I have also always been inspired by my passions in life. Teaching, fishing, photography, rock climbing, skiing, biking, my dogs, where I came from, the goals I have in life, treasure, how we connect to the world ... etc. It’s all about the process, the sequence of thoughts and events — how I arrive to a finished work. The colors and patterns found in animals, rocks, plants, shadows, words, thoughts, feelings, effort, time and energy is what I make my work about.”