Originally from Connecticut, Mary Lou Griffin moved to the Brandywine Valley in 1996 and continued her passion for painting and figure drawing. She not only paints local scenes but has also traveled to capture the color and zest of the European countryside painting in Italy, France, Holland, and Belgium. She has painted the California hillsides, the Connecticut lakes where she grew up, as well as magic of Monhegan Island, Maine, and the Brandywine Valley where she now lives.. She admires the Dutch Masters but her work is most influenced by “Impressionistic” work by the Masters as well as contemporary painters such as Alice Dustin, Jon Redman and John Tookey.
She has exhibited in solo and group Shows and has received local, regional and national recognition for her work. She lives in Chadds Ford, PA where her Studio is located.
She works in oils, acrylic, pastels and charcoal.
Her works hangs in private collections across the U.S.
Current Art Chair and Vice President for NLAPW Diamond State Branch. The National League of American Pen Women is the oldest national organization connecting women in the Arts since 1897.
Member of Delaware Foundation for the Visual Arts(DFVA)-Exhibiting Status
Member of Delaware Valley Arts League (DVAL)-Exhibiting Status
Member of Center for Creative Arts(CCArts) – Yorklyn, DE
Member of the Pastel Society of America (PSA)
Recent Awards and Recognitions
Biggs Museum Regional Landscape Show – 2011– two pieces selected – one of 10
pieces chosen as exceptional work
Center for Creative Arts Members Show 2012 – First and Second Place
Center for Creative Arts Regional Show 2012 – Third Place
NLAPW Diamond State Branch 2012 Biennial – First Place
NLAPW National on-line Gallery 2012 – two works chosen
Center for Creative Arts-Members Show 2013 – First Place and Honorable Mention
NLAPW Holly Branch Exhibit 2013– First and Second Place in Pastel category
NLAPW National Biennial Exhibition in Atlanta 2014 – one work chosen
Center for Creative Arts Members Show-2014 – Best in Show
NLAPW Diamond State Branch Biennial at Hardcastle Gallery 2014–Honorable Mention
DVAL Fall Bryn Mawr Med Arts 2014 – Third Place
DVAL Fall Pen Med Valley Forge 2014 – Honorable Mention