J.WAID GRIFFIN

Artist’s Statement:

“I began my first drawing lessons at age eleven, and oil painting when I was fourteen. I continued private lessons and classes in high school, so my University degree in Drawing and Painting was no surprise. When I moved to Albuquerque in 1987, I focused on painting landscapes. The environment here is so great  for artists! Nature is and has always been my “take off” point. The skill set, and subject matter of my work has changed, and continues to do so, especially through the practice of plein air painting! Recently I have concentrated on unifying my paintings with the tools of design and the elements of composition to control the eye of the viewer as it explores the surface and moves into the “space” of the image. Good drawing remains primary for me, along with reliance on the traditional techniques of the craft of picture making. I view my work as “expressively biographical” in the choice of subjects and the presentation. The concept or “idea” in a work of art is everything. It drives every aspect of the work. Precedence is also very important, and a framework for dialogue and interchange of ideas. I embrace all approaches to art making, but I identify with “classicism”.   I view my work as contemporary.  My faith in Christ Jesus leads me in these ways of expressing myself through my art and in my world view.”

 Waid Griffin has lived and painted in the desert southwest for a quarter of a century. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts painting and a MM theory & composition, both from Texas Tech University.


Louis Creek Oxbow

$ 6500 USD

Original oil on canvas.  30" x 40".

 

Abiquiu Vesper

$ 750 USD

Original oil.  11" x 14".

 

East Fork of the Jemez River

$ 1500 USD

Original oil on canvas.  16" x 20".

 

Gold on the Conejos

$ 750 USD

Original oil on linen.  11" x 14".

 

August Rain

$ 7500 USD

Original oil on canvas.  36" x 46".

 

Iris Cotillion

$ 500 USD

Original oil on linen.  12" x 9".

 

A Change of Season - Taos Gorge

$ 750 USD

Original oil on linen. 11" x 14".

 

Clouds Over Long's Peak

$ 5700 USD

Oil on canvas.  30" x 40".

 

Rock Face

$ 300 USD

Oil on linen.  7" x 9".

 

Echo Cliffs

$ 1500 USD

Original oil on canvas.  16" x 20".

 

San Lorenzo Canyon Wall

$ 500 USD

Original oil on linen.  9" x 12".

 

Williams Creek

$ 0 USD

Original oili on canvas.  24" x 30".  SOLD!

 

Santa Fe Arroyo

$ 900 USD

Original oil on linen.  12" x 16". 

 

Socorro Country

$ 500 USD

Original oil on linen.  12" x 9".

 

Tres Piedras Pass

$ 900 USD

Original oili on linen.  12" x 16".  

 

Sunbath

$ 450 USD

Original oil on linen.  14" x 7".  

 

Iris Pirouette

$ 300 USD

Original oil on linen.  16" x 4".

 

Tesuquw Chamisa

$ 900 USD

Original oil on linen.  12" x 16".

 

Walnut canyon Craigs

$ 400 USD

Original oil on linen.  8" x 10".

 

Willows and Mahogany

$ 500 USD

Original oil on linen.  9" x 12".  

 

La Cueva Morning

$ 400 USD

Original oil on linen.  8" x 10.

 

Pecos Valley Autumn

$ 750 USD

Original oil on linen.  11" x 14".  

 

Rest Stop

$ 400 USD

Original oil by J. Waid Griffin.  

8" x 10".  Plein air.

 

Sunsplashed

$ 400 USD

Original oil by J. Waid Griffin.  

8" x 10".  Plein air.

 

Rock Garden

$ 400 USD

Original oil by J. Waid Griffin.

8" x 10".  Plein air.

 

Pecos Gateway

$ 750 USD

Original oil.  11" x 14".  Plein air.

 

Coyote Hill

$ 300 USD

Original oil.  7" x 9".  Plein air.

 

Paul's Hollyhocks

$ 400 USD

Original oil.  8" x 10".  Plein air.

 

Pojoaque Arroyo

$ 400 USD

Original oil.  8" x 10"  Plein air.

 

Crow's Nest

$ 750 USD

Original oil.  11" x 14".  Plein air.