Deborah Griffin website

Artist Statement


Art Narrative:

My New Work is a series I’ve been developing that explores archetypes in metaphoric environments. From my collection of late 19th and early 20th century tintypes, ambrotypes, daguerreotypes, and vintage postcards, I’ve selected various images, added my drawings and photography by scanning them into a digital format then utilized computer technology to layer and manipulate the original images. The finished piece is then printed with archival papers and inks. The process can run to over fifty hours, comparable to the commitment to a painting or more traditional collage.


Deborah pursued art and design at the University of Arkansas and either studied under or participated in workshops led by Henry Hensche, Wolf Kahn, Jane Wilson, Don Lee, Josepha Vaughn, and Maggie Taylor. She is a member of Alameda Art Association, NAPP National Association of Photoshop Professionals, the Alameda Women Artists, and the Frank Bette Center for the Arts where she exhibits regularly.

Artist Statement

Deborah’s work explores multiple dimensions ranging from representational figurative, still life and landscape paintings to the more surreal landscape of dreamwork and personal transformative images. Her materials vary depending upon the project, but may encompass oil painting, pastel, acrylic and mixed media, as well as photography and digitally-enhanced imagery.

Exhibitions and Juried Shows

Picture This Gallery, Long Beach, CA
LOVE/HATE Exhibit, February 2009

Alameda Women Artists, Alameda Public Library
RENEW Exhibit, March 2009 (upcoming)

Frank Bette Art Center
Various juried shows including Body Language, Convergence,
Green, Undressed (Best of Show) and Alameda On Camera 1 & 2, Signature Salon: 5by5by5: 5 Artists, 5 Poets, 5 Versions

Alameda Art Center
Exhibiting Member Panels:
Journey Home series: February 2006
After Hours series: March 2006
New Work: April 2006 and Various Juried Exhibitions

Alameda Art Association
Annual Show Alameda Historical Museum, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 (Best of Mixed Media, 2008)
JavaRama Coffeeshop, Oct. 2006
Crossroads Café, Jan./Feb. 2007