Cary Griffiths

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blues marmalade, 2010 Acrylic 20" X 24" © cary griffiths
lyrical composition in black and yellow, 2010 Acrylic On Canvas 16 X 20 X 2 Inches © cary griffiths
lyrical composition in black and red, 2010 Acrylic On Canvas 14 X 11 X 1 1/2 Inches © cary griffiths
green, yellow and blue composition, 2011 Acrylic 12" X 24" © cary griffiths
lyrical composition in red and yellow, 2010 Acrylic On Canvas 10 X 8 X 1 Inches © cary griffiths
just in time, 2011 Acrylic 24" X 40"
blues maemalade, 2009 Acrylic 20 X 24 X 1 Inches © carygriffiths
green, yellow and blue composition, 2011 Acrylic 12 X 24 X 1 Inches © cary griffiths
just in time, 2011 Acrylic 24 X 40 X 2 Inches © cary griffiths
composition with red, 2012 Mixed 16"X24" © cary griffiths
Quick Facts
Salt Lake City, Utah
Birth year
Lives in
Salt Lake City, Utah
Works in
Salt Lake City, Utah
Representing galleries
Art At The Main, Palmers Gallery, Agora Gallery
collective, modern, gallery, exhibition/performance


    With my work I am continuing my search for art which is not aimed at depicting particular objects but, rather, compositions searching to bring both an intellectual and spiritual inspiration to the canvas.  The focus of my current work is on the internal structure of my thoughts and feelings, as I move far from the edge, the boundary, and the surface into the vast interior.

      I ordinarily paint to the sound of music playing. As a painter I see and hear a bridge between the beauty of music and that of abstract art.  When I paint I almost always feel a beat, a rhythm in what I am painting. Often a melody as well.  As I paint I feel lifted, and lyrical.  I think the variety of form, color, and content in my work reflects that I hear and feel what I paint. 

       I am developing a body of melodic abstractions.  Therefore, I have titled some of my abstracts musically.  Primarily, I leave the interpretation of this art, and the journey into it, to the viewer, believing that each person views art in his or her own way; however, the musical titles may be a nudge onto the bridge. I believe abstract art lends itself so magnificently to every expression of life, and to an appreciation by the viewer, who comes to it with all of the accumulation of her or his own life experiences.  In the melody of modern abstract art, s/he may see, and hear, emotional content - pathos, joy, fury, forgiveness, betrayal, love.  My vision is to create the peace that comes from finding that relationship with abstract painting which is borne of recognition, catharsis and, finally, solace.