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January Issue 2006
Gallery C in Raleigh, NC, Features Works by Tony Griffin
C in Raleigh, NC, is presenting recent works by Tony Griffin from
Jan. 6 through Feb. 14, 2006.
The exhibit features recent oils by Griffin, one of North Carolina's most accomplished landscape painters. From his home near Charlotte, NC, Griffin has easy access to the Blue Ridge Mountains and has made the most of this past summer and fall, painting morning and evening along the banks of the New River. The resulting work is breathtaking in its beauty and simplicity and demonstrates the strong personal connection that the artist feels for the mountain landscape.
Griffin was classically trained from an early age in the European tradition. The artist moved to Florence, Italy at age eleven where he lived until graduating high school from the American School of Florence. During this period, Griffin began serious art studies under the instruction of Signorina Nera Simi, NC artist Ben Long and Italian master Pietro Annigoni. Griffin returned to the United States to pursue further art training on a full scholarship to the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art in Philadelphia.
The artist has since apprenticed
further with Ben Long on a number of major Fresco projects
in Western North Carolina and subsequently built a strong
reputation as both a plein-air landscape painter and portrait artist
of note. Even though his style has loosened with time and
experience, the strong classical training still forms a foundation
of all of his creations. Gallery C has represented Griffin since
For more information check our NC Commercial Gallery listings, or call the gallery at 919/828-3165 or at (www.galleryc.net).
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