Investigation, Influences and Distractions

The art of Peter Griffen is influenced as much by the classical painting of the Renaissance as by the serendipity of abstract expressionism.

Indigenous art from different parts of the world (in particular Australia) and its
relationship to the natural landscape influence his work also, producing powerful abstract images that speak from the past.


Join artist mentors, Peter Griffen and Paul Macklin for seven days of inspiration, exploration and creativity. Visit ARKAROOLA Art Adventure for more information.

Peter Griffen was recently featured on ABCs Landline:
Desert Dauber - Landline - ABC TV
This year thousands of tourists have flocked to the remote desert country where Queensland New South Wales and South Australia meet to see some of the nations great wild rivers in flow...
>>click here to read the article and see the video.

Biographical Notes by Earl de Blonville.
Kung-Ring-Gai Art Society - March 2010
Independent Weekly 4th Sept 2007.
Canberra Times 2004, by Sasha Grishin, PhD, Art Historian, Australian National University and art critic for the Canberra Times.


Peter Griffen, born in Adelaide in 1948, and now working as a full time artist in Sydney, first exhibited in 1972 and has since had over fifty solo showings throughout Australia, five in London, four in Paris, two in St.Tropez, one in Lyon and one in New Zealand.

Griffen is represented by a galleries throughout Australia and in Copenhagen and by agents in UK and France. His work has been exhibited in art fairs in Europe, UK, Canada and Asia. He exhibits widely in group exhibitions, has been commissioned several times and his work has been acquired for private, public and corporate collections in Australia and overseas.

portrait of peter griffen
photo by Earl de Blonville

Peter Griffen works and lives in his studio and also enjoys working en plein air in various parts of the world, especially in the outback of Australia.

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