2011 Muswellbrook Open Art Prize Section B works on paper NSW, Australia
2003 Blackfriars Trust Acquisitions Award, Cootamundra, NSW, Australia
Represented as a finalist in several art prizes, see “Group Exhibitions”
2013 Judge, Waverley-Woollahra Art Prize, NSW, Australia
2014 Judge, Ku-Ring-Gai Art Society Prize, NSW, Australia
2014 Judge, Bloomin’ Arts, Leichhardt Council, NSW, Australia
Peter Griffen is a full time Sydney based artist and has been painting for forty years, during which time he has traveled extensively and has had numerous exhibitions throughout Australia and overseas including eight in France, five in London and one in New Zealand.
He enjoys painting outdoors but the bulk of his time is spent in the studio creating abstract images derived mainly from the landscape. Typical of his work is its playful dynamic quality and the strong use of colour.
His qualifications in education are clearly evident in his teaching style and his experience in tutoring workshops is quite extensive. He is currently involved in tutoring a series of workshops in association with the Art Gallery of NSW and he recently tutored in Birdsville where he was filmed by ABCTV for the “Landline” program. There is a link to this on www.petergriffen.com.
Peter has been selected as a finalist in several prizes including the Blake, Sulman, Dobell, Muswellbrook, Fishers Ghost and Fleurieu prizes. He won a first prize in Muswellbrook in 2011, he has had many commissions and is represented in many private, corporate and public collections.
His book, “In and Out of Abstraction”, published by la Fabrique and sponsored by Derivan, features a large range of his exploratory paintings accompanied by his comments and philosophies.