Landscapes by George Griffiths
Bird and wildlife sketches and studies in the field and studio
Wildlife paintings in oils using different methods and styles
Wilidlife paintings many in their natural enviroment
I was born in the village of Ryhill near Wakefield, Yorkshire. I always had an interest in drawing etc, (no television in those days!) winning a scholarship to Wakefield School of Arts & Crafts aged 13 followed by 3 years architectural work and study, however at 18 the desire to broaden my horizons prompted me to join the Royal Navy for 7 years, a good decision, by the time I was 21 I had set foot in 30 countries or islands, when I left , being married with a young family I sought security in the insurance industry, my last promotion took me to North Leeds, my son Ian joined the local art group and I went along also, started dabbling (I hadn't done anything other than a bit of sketching since art school) and 18 months later when sales of my watercolours began to exceed my sales of insurance I returned to a career that had begun all those years previously.
This collection is of more recent paintings mainly of Cornwall where I visit my son Ian, a wildlife artist, and his family who live on the Lizard peninsula in Cornwall.