Michèle Griffiths was born and educated in London. She was initially steered towards an academic career and gaining a place at Cambridge University, she studied French and German literature there. However, her determination to make Art her life won out and she subsequently studied Fine Art at Wimbledon School of Art. She followed her dream and with the help of eminent tutors like Prunella Clough, she learned to develop her own unique voice as an abstract artist.
Her textured, incised works on plaster Paris are subtle and multi-layered.
I aim to engage the viewer in slow looking
Michèle Griffiths has gained considerable recognition during her career. She has exhibited widely and had a successful solo show, ‘Darkness into Light’, in Chichester Cathedral in 2021. A major commission for P&O was completed in 2015.
She has also exhibited in solo and group shows in London, Florence, Venice, Brussels and Mongolia.
Several works have been selected for Royal Academy Summer Exhibitions and The Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries, central London.
She was shortlisted for Wells Art Contemporary in 2023
The art critic Nicholas Usherwood describes her paintings as:
“meditations on surface and depth, illusion and reality, their painterly touch and mark synonymous with their mood of contemplative stillness”.