ELECTED IN 2000
Born in Llanelli in 1956, and trained at Dyfed College of Art and
Croydon College of Art, Mary Griffiths is an established figure on the
British art scene. Winner of numerous prizes for her drawings and
paintings, including the Hunting Art Prize, she was recognised in Wales
with the Gold Medal in Fine Art at the 1994 National Eisteddfod. Her
work has been selected for exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery
and Royal Society of Portrait Painters.
Her outstanding draughtsmanship, combined with a very direct and
unsentimental approach to her subject matter, has garnered rave reviews
in the art press and ensured a loyal body of collectors. Her paintings
are always figurative and beautifully lit, often portraying elderly men
and women, whose characterful faces she particularly enjoys painting.
These figures are sometimes alone, sometimes frozen in intriguing
tableaux, but always memorable.