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Guilin, China
Guilin

  Artist Bio 

Born and raised in the Twin Cities, growing up I was the quintessential tomboy, preferring the company of a tree or the discovery of an exceptional rock to the world of dolls.  I have clear memory of lying on the ground, face buried in the grass, closely examining the pattern revealed in an individual blade to that of the entire lawn.  Today, it is still important for me to remain closely connected to the earth and not at all unusual to find me with my nose inches from a tree scrutinizing its bark, or lying flat on my back, gazing at the sky through a pattern of interlaced branches.  Whether digging in my garden, swimming in the St. Croix, camping or hiking along the North Shore, I remain comforted by the infinite variety and resonance of pattern found in the natural world. 

This reverence for nature has always been apparent in my artwork is currently expressed in a variety of mediums.  In addition to paintings in acrylics,  I love to create lighted sculptures and wood collage from found natural objects, repurposed wood and mixed media.

             

      Education

   

   *BA, magna cum laude, University of Minnesota, Chinese Mandarin, 1988

   *Nankai University, Foreign Exchange Program, Tianjin, China ‘88

   Chinese Mandarin, Defense Language, Foreign Language Center, Monterey, California, ’83 

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Northrup King Building

Northrup King Building
Jackson Street Northeast
Minneapolis, MN
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griffin_canopy@yahoo.com

Phone

Call 651-356-5473

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Birch and Manzanita Sconce

Functional Lighted Sculpture; birch bark, manzanita, cheese cloth, caning material, acrylic medium, copper, patina, beads and wire.  Made to order.  42″ X  28″ x  9″   Taking orders for this piece.

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Birch and Manzanita, beaded and lighted sculpture

Birch bark, rice paper, acrylic mediums, beads and wire.  Free standing, lighted sculpture 36” high.

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Birch and Manzanita, lighted sculpture.

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Birch Forest, Britton Peak, Superior Hiking Trail

Original, one of a kind, acrylic.

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Birch Graveyard, Superior Hiking Trail

Lake Superior Hiking Trail, Birch Graveyard, original acrylic on gallery wrap canvas, 16″ X “24”.

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Birch Lighted Sconce

Functional Lighted Sculpture; birch bark, cheese cloth, caning material, grapevine tendril, acrylic medium, copper, patina, beads and wire.  Made to order.

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Chequamegon Forest Sunset

Original acrylic on wrap around canvas, 12″ X 12″

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Cinque Terre Dreamscape

Original Watercolor, giclee.  Internal travel, stay home series.  Unframed.

Internal travel,  stay home series.  These surreal pieces I call the internal travel, stay home dreamscape series.  These giclee pieces, originally in watercolor, are for sale.  I am also taking commissions for one of a kind personalized pieces in acrylics.  The personalized paintings will be an expansion on this group of colorful and whimsical dreamscapes.  This series will be done in acrylic on wrap around canvas with more layering and texture. You can sending images of pets, special memories, favorite travel spots and I will encorporate them into a personalized piece.  Some people are commissioning diptychs and even a triptych.  These pieces will bring people together by capturing shared memories and experiences in a keepsake art piece.    I charge $1.50 per square inch for custom one of a kind paintings. For instance, a couple of people are doing 16″X20″ pieces for $480.00, a couple of 20″X20″ for $600, a 11″X 14″ for $230 and so forth.

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Comfort

One of a kind, driftwood and repurposed wood collage. Hand built frame in blackened bronze and patina finish.

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Community of Birches

Framed mixed Media Acrylic, highly textured, 16″ X 20″

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Dancing Birches

One of a kind original acrylic, 12″ X 16″ on wrap around canvas

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Dismantling Fences

One of a kind wood collage created from a dismantled fence and Lake Superior driftwood.  Framed, blackened bronze and patina finish.

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Functional lighted sculpture

Functional lighted sculpture

Birch, beads, wire, cheese cloth, handmade paper, acrylic mediums. Hangs on 10 LB picture hook. BEAUTIFUL cozy, ambient light.  46″ X 14″ X  9″

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Golden Cocoon Light

Birch, handmade paper, cheese cloth, acrylic mediums, beads and wire. Wall mounted lighted sculpture, light weight and very durable. Hangs on a 10 pound picture hook.  Made to order, one of a kind, allow for natural variation working with nature. Approximately  64″ X 18″

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Guilin, China

Guilin

Original,  one of a kind,  watercolor and gauche on archival paper,  20″ X 26″, with double mat 26″ X 32″.

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Guilin with Moon.

Original,  one of a kind,  watercolor and gauche on archival paper,  24″ X 30″..

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Happy Birches

Original, one of a kind, acrylic painting on wrap around canvas, 10″ X 10″, lots of texture.

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Journeys Out of the Body

Internal travel,  stay home series.  These surreal pieces I call the internal travel, stay home dreamscape series.  These giclee pieces, originally in watercolor, are for sale.  I am also taking commissions for one of a kind personalized pieces in acrylics.  The personalized paintings will be an expansion on this group of colorful and whimsical dreamscapes.  This series will be done in acrylic on wrap around canvas with more layering and texture. You can send images of pets, special memories, favorite travel spots and I will encorporate them into a personalized piece.  Some people are commissioning diptychs and even a triptych.  These pieces will bring people together by capturing shared memories and experiences in a keepsake art piece.    I charge $1.50 per square inch for custom one of a kind paintings. For instance, a couple of people are doing 16″X20″ pieces for $480.00, a couple of 20″X20″ for $600, a 11″X 14″ for $230 and so forth.

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Lake Mille Lac #2, late fall.

Original acrylic on gallery wrap canvas, 16″ X “20

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Lake Mille Lac, late fall

Original acrylic on gallery wrap canvas, 16″ X “20

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Lake Mille Lacs

One of a kind original Acrylic painting, 16″ X 20″ on gallery wrap canvas.

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Lake Superior Landscape

Driftwood and repurposed wood collage, 24″ X 24″, handmade frame with blackened bronze and patina finish.

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Manzanita and birch lighted sculpture

Birch bark, manzanita, beads and wire, free standing lighted sculpture.  24″ high

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Mississippi River Lake Pepin

Original, one of a kind acrylic on gallery wrap around canvas, highly texture, 24″ X 36″

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Slippers

Internal travel,  stay home series.  These surreal pieces I call the internal travel, stay home dreamscape series.  These giclee pieces, originally in watercolor, are for sale.  I am also taking commissions for one of a kind personalized pieces in acrylics.  The personalized paintings will be an expansion on this group of colorful and whimsical dreamscapes.  This series will be done in acrylic on wrap around canvas with more layering and texture. You can send images of pets, special memories, favorite travel spots and I will encorporate them into a personalized piece.  Some people are commissioning diptychs and even a triptych.  These pieces will bring people together by capturing shared memories and experiences in a keepsake art piece.    I charge $1.50 per square inch for custom one of a kind paintings. For instance, a couple of people are doing 16″X20″ pieces for $480.00, a couple of 20″X20″ for $600, a 11″X 14″ for $230 and so forth.

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Tree Speak

Original acrylic on  wrap around canvas, 16′  X “20

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Yellow Moon

Internal travel,  stay home series.  These surreal pieces I call the internal travel, stay home dreamscape series.  These giclee pieces, originally in watercolor, are for sale.  I am also taking commissions for one of a kind personalized pieces in acrylics.  The personalized paintings will be an expansion on this group of colorful and whimsical dreamscapes.  This series will be done in acrylic on wrap around canvas with more layering and texture. You can send images of pets, special memories, favorite travel spots and I will encorporate them into a personalized piece.  Some people are commissioning diptychs and even a triptych.  These pieces will bring people together by capturing shared memories and experiences in a keepsake art piece.    I charge $1.50 per square inch for custom one of a kind paintings. For instance, a couple of people are doing 16″X20″ pieces for $480.00, a couple of 20″X20″ for $600, a 11″X 14″ for $230 and so forth.

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Yellow Moon #2

Internal travel,  stay home series.  These surreal pieces I call the internal travel, stay home dreamscape series.  These giclee pieces, originally in watercolor, are for sale.  I am also taking commissions for one of a kind personalized pieces in acrylics.  The personalized paintings will be an expansion on this group of colorful and whimsical dreamscapes.  This series will be done in acrylic on wrap around canvas with more layering and texture. You can send images of pets, special memories, favorite travel spots and I will encorporate them into a personalized piece.  Some people are commissioning diptychs and even a triptych.  These pieces will bring people together by capturing shared memories and experiences in a keepsake art piece.    I charge $1.50 per square inch for custom one of a kind paintings. For instance, a couple of people are doing 16″X20″ pieces for $480.00, a couple of 20″X20″ for $600, a 11″X 14″ for $230 and so forth.

This item is available for curbside pickup or shipping.

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