Embracing Imperfections: Unveiling the Emotion in ‘Come Back (please)’

By Susie / November 9, 2023 /

As a painter of emotions, I’m frequently asked to share the meaning behind the artwork image “Come Back (please).” The emotion portrayed in this piece is undeniably clear, but how do we navigate and sit with emotions that are inherently uncomfortable? The imperfect. The raw. The gritty. These are the facets of ourselves we often…

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The Meaning of Hope

By Susie / November 8, 2023 / Comments Off on The Meaning of Hope

The artwork “Hope” is one of my most profound paintings, and I get asked all the time about the meaning. I thought it might be nice to share a little description and more about the meaning of Hope here! Hope is the name of the girl, and she represents all women. Let’s start at the…

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Press Release: Local Artist Susie Griffin to Showcase Her Work Oct. 28

By Susie / October 23, 2023 / Comments Off on Press Release: Local Artist Susie Griffin to Showcase Her Work Oct. 28

OLYMPIA, Wash. (Oct. 23, 2023) – Olympia-based artist Susie Griffin will have 10 images, consisting of eight originals and two giclee reproductions, featured in the “Man or Machine” show Oct. 28-Dec. 10 at the Museum Contempo in Shelton. In all, more than 50 local artists will have their work displayed during the month-long show. 

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photo of paint brushes with a quote by Albert Einstein on top. Quote reads "It would be possible to describe everything scientifically, but it would make no sense; it would be without meaning, as if you described a Beethoven symphony as a variation of wave pressure."

AI & Artists

By Susie / August 19, 2023 / Comments Off on AI & Artists

Artists and creatives have a special ability to bring the humanity into the act of creation. It isn’t only about the artwork produced. It’s about the love, energy, time and meaning that went into the creation. THIS is what makes the art valuable.

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man and woman standing facing on man wearing brown robe suit photo


By Susie / August 18, 2023 / Comments Off on Elbows

When people find out I’ve been a working artist for over a decade, they often ask what my highest achievement is. Elbows. I always just say…Elbows. I stand in the back of a gallery show, anonymous and unrecognized, watching people go around the room to view the work. Art is an expression of an artist…yes.…

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