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Patricia Griffin Brett

Patricia Griffin Brett Fine Art

Smithfield, VA

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MY PERSONAL ARTIST STATEMENT
I'm a self-taught artist and strongly believe that everyone is given the gift of creativity when we're born. We're all just presented with different opportunities to develop our creativity (some more advantageous and better than others), and we use the gifts we're given in different ways.
I find inspiration in nearly everything. I could not imagine having a life without creativity involved. I've taken classes and workshops ranging from drawing, painting, mixed media, photography, clay, lampwork (making glass beads), weaving, and beadwork to try & improve on the skills I do have. In the world today, where there is so much tragedy and uncertainty; I think art is especially important, as well as being therapeutic & certainly cheaper than a therapist! We can lose ourselves and transcend our sorrows when we create, and truly be in a better and more peaceful world.

BIOGRAPHY: PATRICIA GRIFFIN BRETT

I was born on my grandfather's farm in the country, in North Carolina. Before I was a year old, my father joined the newly formed U.S. Air Force and moved my mother and me to Eglin Air Force Base in Florida. After spending time in Florida, our growing family moved to Virginia, lived there until I was seven, and then moved to St. John's, Newfoundland. After a tour there, we moved back to Virginia, where we stayed until moving to Oslo, Norway when I was a teenager. We lived in a beautiful mountaintop village called Sandvika, which overlooked a fjord. While in Norway, I learned to ski, ice skate, and speak a little Norwegian, and also had the chance to visit Sweden, Finland, and Denmark.
From the time I was a very small child, I have loved creating things with my own hands and began to draw at an early age. I learned to sew and do embroidery from my mother and grandmother, who also taught me to crochet. While living in Norway, I taught myself to knit and learned the Scandinavian technique of knitting from our next-door neighbor.
I once dreamed of becoming a fashion designer and used to spend a lot of time drawing designs for clothing. Nowadays I paint, do photography & various types of beadwork, beadweaving, and make jewelry. I also combine fiber and beads, and I love mixed media. In the past few years, I've discovered how to make art on my computer & taught myself as much as I possibly could. I use a stylus & tablet for painting & am learning how to better use my design programs. So, now I'm taking lessons in Photoshop Artistry & creating mixed media through that.
I've sold my work through various shops, restaurants, and galleries for the past 25 years and am a former member of The Bead Society of Southeastern Virginia, the Tidewater Artists Assoc., The Isle of Wight Arts League, the Suffolk Art League, and the VA. Watercolor Society. I served on the board of the Smithfield Cultural Arts Center for several years, where I had a studio and taught summer art camps for youth. I've also taught privately, at bead shops in the area, and at art retreats.

Exhibitions include:
Smithfield Cultural Arts Center, Smithfield, VA
The Hermitage, Norfolk, VA
The Smithfield Bakery, Smithfield, VA
Riverview Gallery, Portsmouth, VA
The Pagan River Shoppes, Smithfield, VA
Morales Art Gallery, Nags Head, NC
Arts Kitchen, Suffolk, VA
Seaside Art Gallery, Nags Head, NC
Suffolk Art Museum, Suffolk, VA
Nansemond Suffolk Academy, Suffolk, VA
Suffolk Art Museum, Suffolk, VA
Nansemond Suffolk Academy, Suffolk, VA

 

Flaming Flower by Patricia Griffin Brett

 

Lying Dormant in the Clouds I- Haleakala by Patricia Griffin Brett

 

Aloha II by Patricia Griffin Brett

 

The Black Seahorse by Patricia Griffin Brett

 

Across From Kylemore Abbey by Patricia Griffin Brett

 

Bird of Paradise by Patricia Griffin Brett

 

Pretty Bird by Patricia Griffin Brett

 

Beauty on the Rocks by Patricia Griffin Brett

 

Sea Queen of Connaught- mixed media photo composite- collage by Patricia Griffin Brett

 

The Family by Patricia Griffin Brett

 

Someone's at the Door by Patricia Griffin Brett

 

Pure Sunshine by Patricia Griffin Brett

 

The West Coast of Ireland by Patricia Griffin Brett

 

Deep Under the Sea by Patricia Griffin Brett

 

Silent Sentinels by Patricia Griffin Brett

 

Black-Eyed Susan Daylily I by Patricia Griffin Brett

 

The Irish Countryside on the Dingle Peninsula by Patricia Griffin Brett

 

The Haunting of Minard Castle- mixed media photo composite by Patricia Griffin Brett

 

Ireland- Castle Ruins II by Patricia Griffin Brett

 

Bold Delicacy by Patricia Griffin Brett

 

A Place to Dream by Patricia Griffin Brett

 

Irish Sea Pinks by Patricia Griffin Brett

 

Carrick-a-Rede Bridge II by Patricia Griffin Brett

 

The Queen's Post by Patricia Griffin Brett

 

Slaying Dragons II by Patricia Griffin Brett

 

View From Above V by Patricia Griffin Brett

 

Colleen II by Patricia Griffin Brett

 

Castle of the Pirate Queen by Patricia Griffin Brett

 

I Know What to Do by Patricia Griffin Brett

 

Transformation by Patricia Griffin Brett

 

Southwest Coast of Maui by Patricia Griffin Brett

 

Foghorn I by Patricia Griffin Brett

 

Lying Dormant in the Clouds II- Haleakala by Patricia Griffin Brett

 

Black-Necked Stilts by Patricia Griffin Brett

 

Aftermath of a Storm III by Patricia Griffin Brett

 

Irish Countryside II by Patricia Griffin Brett

 

When Irish Eyes are Smiling by Patricia Griffin Brett

 

How Sweet It Is by Patricia Griffin Brett

 

Gilberts Red Beta by Patricia Griffin Brett

 

Three Jacks by Patricia Griffin Brett

 

Every Cloud Has a Silver Lining by Patricia Griffin Brett

 

Snowberry Clearwing IV by Patricia Griffin Brett

 

Maui Mountains by Patricia Griffin Brett

 

Sunburst by Patricia Griffin Brett

 

Rainbow Falls II by Patricia Griffin Brett

 

Leilani by Patricia Griffin Brett

 

Anemone- freeform peyote stitch necklace by Patricia Griffin Brett

 

Aloha III by Patricia Griffin Brett