Mary Thibault announced that Artist Rene Griffith will be the featured artist for the month of November at the Thibault Gallery on Bay Street in Beaufort. “My nonobjective paintings are some of the most challenging yet satisfying for me to create because they come from within,” says Griffith.
Griffith has been drawing and painting most of her life but it wasn’t until she moved to San Francisco in the 90’s that she took her art making seriously. Studying with some of the best art teachers in the city, she took classes in life drawing, alternative photography processes, and mixed-media painting. She also became a “faux finish” painter using her painting skills to create decorative walls such as marble, wood, and stone finishes for many San Francisco residences.
As a member of Thibault Gallery’s “family of artists,” her original mixed-media paintings hang on the walls of the gallery showing landscapes of Beaufort, Savannah, and Florida in her unique style.
Griffith and her work have been featured in the San Francisco Chronicle and in numerous articles in Florida Today as well as other local publications. She has exhibited her work in San Francisco at a solo show at the ModernPast Gallery, and locally in Orlando’s Adjectives Market, Melbourne’s Fifth Avenue Gallery and Cocoa’s Clay Stephens Lifestyles Gallery. In addition, she has been licensing her art since 2007 and it is collected nationally and internationally. Several of her originals are part of Marshall Field’s corporate collection.
Please join Rene at Thibault Gallery for First Friday after Five in downtown Beaufort on November 6th from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.