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About the artist - David K. Griffin

David K. Griffin is an artist and graphic designer who’s been living the beach life and creating art in Venice, Florida since 2004. David’s graphic design, illustration and fine art background is extensive. He’s been a leader and mentor in the arts community - notably in Burlington, Vermont, where in 2000 he was presented with a plaque from the City of Burlington thanking him for his contributions to the arts community and helping to “nurture creativity and imagination in children of all ages.”

David has been winning awards for both his fine art and graphic design work for years. In 2016, he designed a book for renowned fine art photographer, Clyde Butcher, Celebrating America’s National Parks, which won prestigious awards in an international publishing competition.

In 2020, David won a merit award from the Venice Art Center for his original acrylic painting, Golden Beach. His designs and and paintings are in collectors homes and businesses from Vermont to California and throughout Florida. Original Paintings, Canvas Prints, Books and Home Decor products, featuring David’s designs are available exclusively online.

Cheers! - David

 

J E R S E Y  D A Y S 

 (Pictured in the background) I spent many summers swimming, fishing and growing up (with my three brothers and two sisters), at the Mt. Hope Pond in Rockaway, New Jersey. The handsome young guy on the left is me, age 11, sporting a nice paisley shirt.

 

B O S T O N  A R T  S C H O O L  

Taking a lunch break in the Boston Commons (see the with swan boats in the background) with friends from Art School. (I'm the long-haired guy on the left). My career as a graphic designer began early. I was employed as an art director, for a Newbury Street advertising agency, when I was 20 years old.

 

 V E R M O N T  L I F E 

{The Burlington Boathouse on Lake Champlain in Vermont -  pictured above) Griffin Graphics, my design firm, was a driving force behind many small business start-ups in the 1980's and 90's.  

 

National and regional brands were designed by yours truly, David K. Griffin. The South End Art Hop is another of my proud accomplishments. I was founding board member and president of Arts and Business Association that organized the event in the early years. Today, it is one of the top arts related events in Vermont, drawing thousands of enthusiasts to Burlington for the yearly celebration.

 

C A L I F O R N I A  D R E A M I N '     

A Creative Director position for a Petaluma, California natural products company was my next professional adventure. During my three years in California, I grew to appreciate the diverse culture and beautiful gold-coast country-side. While there, I helped organize the Petaluma Art Center and Day of the Dead celebration with my mentor, Peter Perez. San Francisco offered amazing arts connections. I met several creative folks and maintain great friendships today.

 

F L O R I D A,  B E A C H  -  L I F E   

And now Venice, Florida is home. The tropics enters my life in a big way (as you can see in my work). The beauty of the area inspires to paint and design the things you see on my website. From the Canvas Prints to Beach Towels, the tropics and Florida reign supreme. Many of the images in my first self-published coloring book, Tropical Florida were inspired by famous fine art photographer, Clyde Butcher. While employed by Mr. Butcher, I designed two of this most popular books. America's National Parks by Cylde Butcher, won an international book publishing award. I've grown to appreciate the Florida's natural environment, from the Big Cypress Swamp to the Gulf Coast, many of the beaches, bays, swamps and wetlands are featured in my works.

Thanks for your patronage and support!
Cheers,
David K. Griffin  

 

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