Martica Griffin’s Carolina Pit Stop
by Pat Snyder, owner, What They Think Research
Martica Griffin was one of the first people I met when I moved to Nashville in 1994. I always admired her work, but when she started focusing on vibrant abstracts I was mesmerized with the complexity and depth of color in her work. This piece, which hangs in my office, combines texture and vivid and subtle colors with a metallic hint or two. Every time I look at it, which I do often, I see something new. There is a story behind it that involves moonshine, Nascar and Krispy Kreme doughnuts, but I think of it as a treasure map. Some days when I need a break I dream about what fabulous things I would find under the golden “x.”
Martica Griffin is a Nashville-based painter who creates both abstract and figurative works. Using her strong sense of graphics, texture, and color, Griffin develops a sense of depth in each painting that makes every viewing of her work fresh and exciting. Griffin graduated from East Carolina University with a bachelor of fine arts in painting. She has done post-graduate work at the School for Visual Arts in New York. Her work resides in various public and private collections. Griffin is represented in Nashville by Tinney Contemporary. Marticagriffin.com.