Patricia Tkaczuk Griffin
Patricia Tkaczuk Griffin is a native of Massachusetts’ South Shore, and is often inspired by the beautiful local scenery. She works mainly in watercolor, and occasionally creates graphite or charcoal drawings. She said, “I love everything about watercolor – the transparency, the subtlety, the colors and color-mixing, even the challenge when it’s difficult!” Tricia specializes in landscapes, with forays into flowers, still lifes, and portraits of people, animals, and homes.
Tricia is a new member of the Hull Artists, and is also involved with the New England Watercolor Society as well as several other local art associates. She shows her work at Hull Artists venues, including the Nantasket Beach Resort and at Sweets by Swedes, and at the Plymouth Center for the Arts, the North River Art Association locales, the South Shore Art Center, and the PCA NEWS Gallery. Tricia actively exhibits her work at member/associate member shows, and at regional and juried exhibits, where her paintings and drawings have won ribbons.
Her mother’s doodlings were Tricia’s first inspiration for what developed into a lifelong interest in art. Tricia took occasional art classes over the years, while enjoying a long career as a speech-language pathologist. She brought art to her profession, using it at times in therapy, offering raffle prizes of art lessons at school fund-raisers, and decorating her drab school speech therapy room by painting a blue sky and fluffy clouds on an overhanging concrete area. Tricia also created and donated a Unity painting, which hangs in the school lobby. Art, especially watercolor, kept calling, and Tricia became increasingly involved during retirement. She says that she is a “forever student”, continuing to study with the many wonderful instructors on the South Shore.
(And, in case you’re wondering, her maiden name “Tkaczuk” is pronounced “Kuh-Chuck”)