Belinda Griffiths, On Closer Inspection

Working in inks, acrylics and hand pulled prints, Belinda Griffiths concentrates on mark-making, light, mood and the human form. She is fascinated by the elements of her work which she feels are beyond her control; the mark-making that occurs when she is essentially ‘doing something else’. Working in series, Griffiths explores how varying treatments of the medium and movements of the brush can capture different emotional and expressive qualities.

Auckland based Griffiths has won numerous awards for her artwork, among them: The Molly Morpeth Canaday Art Award in 2010 and the Estuary Artworks Award in 2013. In 2014 she was awarded the MAWA artist residency in Winnipeg, Canada. She was a finalist in the WSA Painting and Printmaking Awards in 2016 and the Wallace Art Awards in 2017.