I’ve been painting passionately since 1983, with approximately 300 reverse glass paintings completed and in private collections throughout the US. Paintings are done on carefully selected antique windows and are non-transparent.
The technique I use is unlike any other; a fresh, innovative approach to reverse painting on glass. My work concentrates solely on conveying the beautiful side of life. Each one is filled with gorgeous color and provides a unique perspective to the world.
Joel Griffith (b. 1974) grew up in Tivoli, N.Y. He earned his MFA from Bard College in 2003 and his BA with honors from Grinnell College in 1996.
Griffith has been exhibiting throughout the Hudson Valley since 1994 and has become locally known for his hyper-realistic landscapes of Tivoli and its environs. His paintings are held in many private collections and in the public collection of the Village of Tivoli.
Of painting, Griffith says “I paint the world so I may see the world, to try and know it in all its depth and complexity, to witness its beauty and truth. I hope that viewers will find in these paintings a record of that engagement, and then look again at the world itself with a refreshed and deepened vision.”
Painting is about rhythm, timing and pitch with focus paid to the processes and mechanisms of internal conflicts and metaphors
Patrick was born and raised in the Hudson Valley. He has a background in building and decorative painting, skills which recently have grown into sculpting and abstract painting. He has shown pieces in two community shows at TAG (Tivoli Artists Gallery).
Pete Mauney lives and works and likes the dark.
Morel has been creating steel sculptures and restoring existing works for several decades. His local art installations include a riverfront sculpture at China Pier in Peekskill composed of recycled piping from the old Fleischmann gin plant. Another of his riverfront works of recycled materials is permanently installed at the Mid-Hudson Bridge (between Poughkeepsie and Highland). He also completed the refurbishing of an antique bronze sculpture portraying St. Augustine for St. Augustine’s Church in Ossining, where it is the central focus for a church plaza and park created around it. He also completed 15 works of recycled materials for installation as roadside art along Route 9, sponsored by Peekskill area industry, as well as completing a life-size abstract steel sculpture that is permanently installed at the Marist College Student Center in Poughkeepsie. His work is also found in many private collections.
In 2006 published first children’s book, “Animabcdaire” which she wrote and illustrated. She now works as a freelance artist and illustrator.
A “local” by way of Bard College, freelance print designer, photographer, collect-er, sometimes knitter, covet-er, art maker and lover. In 1993, she curated a photography show, INSTAMATIC!, The 110 Show, with fellow alumni Aretha Sills at Five Day Forecast in San Francisco, CA.