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Martica Griffin

Martica Griffin
Center Stage, mixed media on canvas, 48" x 60" (For media: click to download 300ppi image)
March 12, 2013 - September 3, 2013
Ticketing Lobby (South side)

Martica Griffin is a Nashville, Tenn.- based painter who creates both abstract and figurative works. A native of Valdosta, Ga., Griffin graduated from East Carolina University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Painting. She has done postgraduate work at the School for Visual Arts in New York and studied with various other painters including Steve Aimone and David Guidera. Her work resides in various public and private collections. She is currently represented by Tinney Contemporary, Nashville; Huff-Harrington Fine Art, Atlanta; and David Perry Smith Gallery, Memphis.

About Sweet Inspirations
Music is Griffin’s constant companion. She listens to gospel, country, hip-hop, jazz, R&B and world music When she paints, music helps her develop rhythm in her compositions. Griffin is building works of art in paint inspired by music. She is inspired by the artists who have called Tennessee home, including Townes Van Zandt, Old Crow Medicine Show, Tina Turner and more. While the music serves as a starting point, the works pay homage to the songs by building on a sense of structure and flow combined with texture, color, line and mark. The intention in these paintings is like that of a great song – to take you somewhere you’ve never been, relive old feelings, and find new passions.

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