Sunday, October 27, 2013

Sargam Griffin


More than 400 art lovers recently visited Sargam Griffin’s beautiful studio in Healdsburg, California. The Arts Council of Sonoma County had invited Griffin to participate in its annual juried ARTrails Open Studios event and on two beautiful October weekends, Sargam opened her art studio to the public. 

Guests were greeted by the artist and given a personal tour to see where her art is conceived and created. Sargam displayed more than thirty of her large, colorful abstract paintings, the Boat, and four ArtDoors. 
“In all the years of exhibiting in places like Berlin and New York, this was 
the most heartfelt response to my art.”

Very popular was the large panel she is currently working on. This piece will be installed at the new Sutter Medical Center in Santa Rosa next year. Sargam was awarded this important commission recently and is honored to create this panel where it will be seen by staff, patients and visitors. 

During all four Open Studios, Sargam explained her work in detail. Many mentioned how much they really enjoyed talking to her and learning about her process.  Art can often be a mystery, but Sargam shared intent and meanings behind her subject manner so that listeners could understand.  Some wanted more details about her background in art as well as design. Others inquired about their favorite pieces—and purchased them.
While the final weekend of ARTrails Open Studios 2013 drew to a close, art aficionados, collectors, couples, and new friends drifted away from Sargam’s studio in the waning light. 

"I feel truly rewarded and acknowledged for
 my work and life as an artist. This was my first 
open studio event, but not the last."

Meanwhile, Griffin was already planning ahead. In addition to working toward the completion of the commission for Sutter Medical Center, Griffin will be preparing to exhibit new figurative works in San Francisco. On her schedule in January is a stay in South Africa where she will be creating a commissioned piece for a privately owned villa. She has also taken on a new role as a consultant to Stairways Empowered Living in Chico, California. 



Sargam Griffin was born in Bückeburg, Germany. Many years of travel formed indelible images that are an integral part of her work, from variations in color, to the depth of the layers and patina used on the surfaces. In 1982 Griffin moved to San Francisco where she studied at the Day Studio. After a trip to Italy, Sargam began creating large abstract paintings on canvas and museum quality panels that possess a quality of dynamic illumination. Her work has garnered worldwide attention and has been added to many local and international private collections.

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