Tom Griffith

Being a loner as a young man, I would have thought that all that free time would have produced mountains of creativity and that creativity would have lent itself to painting better pictures. Not true. In fact, what it did was provide me the opportunity to look for other creative outlets on which to spend that time. The time spent trying various artistic mediums such as watercolors and acrylics really pushed me toward the end result of oil painting. Gravitating to oils was something I never thought I could achieve. At first it appeared that the knowledge necessary to paint a realistic human face was too daunting to absorb and master.

I learned that in oil painting, one never “masters” anything. Rather, we just get a little better as we complete one more painting.