Known throughout the Southeast and now becoming an artist of today in many
areas of the country, Sarah Griffith is a native of Baton Rouge. She is a
former educator and school principal, who has pursued instruction from other
artists, but is basically a self-taught contemporary artist. Her background
includes landscapes, still lifes, and even some plein air painting.
However, she has emerged into a well known mixed media artist, who chooses acrylics,
uses some metallics, gold, silver, or copper leaf, and finishes with a rich
oil overlay. The result is a dramatic use of color, form, and intensity.
Griffith chooses her life's experiences, whether travels in the Northwest,
Southwest, Caribbean, the varied Northeast, or her own special Southeast.
Her paintings are derived from her travels and created from her journaling
while traveling, use of photography, or mental images of an experience or
Sarah's followers all state that they are drawn to her work by the color
and the depth of the meaning depicted in each work. Sarah Griffith's
background in education has given her the knowledge of the way a child
interprets life. The former teacher has learned well from her students that
many things the eye sees are real simple pleasures. Many of Griffith's
followers stay permanently stationed in Sarah's world of color and