ARTIST Bronagh Griffin
Bronagh Griffin is an abstract acrylic painter. Most of her work is inspired by landscapes and seascapes, and rather than capture a literal interpretation, she is instead interested in conveying the mood and atmosphere of a location. She finds a huge amount of inspiration comes from the energy emitted by factors such as weather, and aims to capture the colours and motions of the landscape using an expressive and gestural approach.
Growing up on a farm in Co. Cork, Bronagh always had deep seethed roots in the natural world. In 2010, Bronagh attended Crawford College of Art and Design and carried out a Degree in Fine Art, specialising in Textiles. During her time at college she participated in a number of exhibitions including ‘Are we there yet’ and ‘Na hOibreacha’.
The natural world was a reoccuring theme in her work throughout her time at Art College, working predominantly in mixed media textiles and photography. Upon graduating in 2014, Bronagh pursued a career in teaching, after completing a Masters in Education and has been working as a Secondary school Art teacher in Outer London for four years.
‘Green Seascape’, (Detail) Bronagh Griffin,
Acrylic on Canvas, 2020.
Working predominantly in acrylic and mixed media processes, my work is often inspired by landscapes and seascapes. Living in landlocked Hertfordshire, I find my paintings draw me back to the rugged Irish landscape over and over again.
I find a huge amount of inspiration comes from the energy emitted by factors such as weather, and I strive to capture the ever changing colours of a landscape and the motion of a location, using an expressive and gestural approach.
Trying to avoid being tied down by detail, my process is generally led by an immediate response.
‘Winter’s Day’, Bronagh Griffin, Acrylic on Canvas, 2020.