Welcome to the website of Florida-based artist and photographer Rene Griffith. Rene is a multi-faceted artist who loves working in photography as well as paint. Rene approaches photography with the sensibility of a painter focusing on light, color, and composition to create an emotional response from the viewer. She approaches painting using elements such as color, shape, texture, and design while adding many layers of paint. Her paintings have a spontaneous and painterly characteristic with a spirited sense of color.
GALLERIES OF ART
Under the Gallieries tab you'll find digital Photographs, Polaroid Fauxtographs®, and Fine Art.
In the Photographs gallery you'll find landscape, still life, and travel imagery in color, HDR, and sepia tones.
Fauxtographs® is a collection of her hand-altered Polaroid SX-70 images. She coined the term “fauxtographs” for these images because she sees them as half photo, half paintings.
In the Fine Art gallery, you'll find contemporary abstract paintings and collages created with torn-paper from vintage and modern magazines, books, papers, photographs, and other memorabilia.
Rene works with individuals, interior designers, architects, builders, and corporate art buyers to provide original artwork for residences, corporate offices, commercial spaces, and private commissions. She also licenses her images to publishers and manufacturers.
Rene Griffith's original paintings and photographs are currently available for purchase at Clay Stephens Lifestyles located in historic downtown Cocoa Village. For the street address and store hours, please click here.
ART BUSINESS AND MARKETING WORKSHOPS START FEBRUARY 2014
A new series of Art Business and Marketing workshops will begin on February 5, 2014. Workshops are held on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Space is limited so please reserve your spot early. For detailed information, please click here.
New "Modern Vintage" fauxtographs Make Their Debut in Orlando!
Rene with "Modern Vintage" artwork
‘Fauxtographs’ reach international, media acclaim
by Maria Sonnenberg
It has been a very nice year for Indialantic artist/photographer Rene Griffith.
Her modern-vintage paintings are selling well at Adjectives Vintage Market, a top retro marketplace in Central Florida. Griffith also recently signed a contract with Hospitality Galleries in Orlando to license six of her mixed media works. Hospitality Galleries provides artwork to interior designers, architects and corporate clients for use in hotels, resorts, corporate offices, health care facilities and restaurants in the United States and abroad.
Now, Griffith has signed a contract with ABC Studios in Burbank, California, for the use of her “A River Runs through It,” an abstract painting that appeared in FLORIDA TODAY. The art will be used on the set of the hit television series “Scandal” during Season 4, which premieres at 9 p.m. Sept. 25.
“I'm excited about watching the series and looking for my artwork on the walls of the set,” said Griffith.
Griffith moved to Florida when she was 2 years old. She grew up in Eau Gallie and graduated from all the usual local suspects: Eau Gallie High School, Brevard Community College and Florida Tech. Except for 10 years in San Francisco, she has called Brevard home. To read the full Q&A article, click here.
Original Paintings Available For Sale
Modern Vintage fauxtographs are original mixed-media paintings on 20" x 20" stretched canvas. Ready to hang. Please call or email me to purchase or discuss commissioned work.
My Brother's Keeper
Rene Griffith: A Photographer with the Soul of a Painter
A Painter who Uses Color to Express an Idea or Emotion
Griffith is a painter and photographer who works from her Indialantic home art studio. She travels extensively in search of interesting landscapes and still life subjects. Griffith teaches art marketing workshops and is an active member of the art community. Griffith's fine art photography and paintings are in private and corporate collections in the U. S. and are licensed to art publishers internationally.
IN THE NEWS
Finishing Touch: Photographer channels 'soul of a painter'
Indialantic artist adept at digital images, acrylic abstracts
For FLORIDA TODAY
Indialantic, FL The versatile Rene Griffith, as comfortable with a paintbrush as with a camera, is two very different artists living within the same body. Her digital photos are rich, realistic and serene. Her oversized acrylic abstracts and mixed media collages, on the other hand, are all about lines and motion. To read more . . .