“A Desire to Create”
Exhibit October 2-29
• Artist Reception Saturday, October 5, 6-8pm
Acrylic Paintings by El Dorado Artist Tommy Griffin
“When I returned to painting, almost seven years ago, after an absence from the easel of 36 years, I felt an exhilaration in my life that I haven’t felt in a very long time – a way to express myself, a way to release my pent-up desire to create!” said local artist Griffin.
“My work begins with a particular design motif that I will use to form a composition worked out on a certain size canvas, small to large, depending on the statement that I want to convey. Then a combination of colors is selected whether they cause a tension between them or are very harmonious together. Sometimes a painting may take longer to finish than others, if they are really finished at all. Someone once said, ‘Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep,'” said Griffin.