Sargam Griffin


    Sargam Griffin, artist, was born in 1962 in Germany. 

    As a child, Griffin traveled extensively with her family.  She was particularly influenced by her trips to the North Sea, Kilimanjaro and the Pyramids.  In 1977, she traveled alone to Africa. She spent time living in Italy ,Switzerland and India. All of these experiences have impacted and influenced her work from the colors she applies to the depth of the patina used on the surfaces of her paintings.  These travels furthered an in depth personal exploration enhancing the development of her aesthetic self.

    In 1982 Griffin moved to San Francisco, where she studied at the Day Studio. Painting, venetian plaster finishes, design and colors kept her in high demand for the next 25 years.

    Over time, there was a natural transition from her work on wall finishes to creating her own unique compositions on canvas.  Griffin usually works on large scale canvases and museum quality hand crafted panels. She applies up to 40 layers of oil paint.  This gives her work a feeling of great spatial depth as well as a dreamy ethereal quality.  In some abstracts are also varnished and hand waxed to achieve a feeling of being able to look inside.

    At the present time, Griffin paints in her private studio in Northern California amongst the vineyards and the natural beauty of the land. Sargam currently exhibits in the San Francisco area Galleries  and New York.

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