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Easton Artist’s Streak • 2007 Quick Draw Second Place for “Academy” • 2011 Best Marine for “Eastern Shore Heritage” Consistent ly one of t he bestsel l i ng a r t i st s, Gr i f f i n qu ick ly sold out his entire inventor y of paintings during the 2012 Plein Air–Easton! festival. What’s the key to his success? “There is no secret,” he admits. “It’s about the willingness to go out there year after year, work up a sweat, and put in a hard week’s work. I always try to do my personal best.” Griffin also cites his educational background and training. He started his career as a trained portrait artist. “I had the good fortune to study with some of the best portrait artists before I expanded to boats and marine scenes,” he says. This subject matter was not exactly new, however. Griffin began drawing boats as a kid and knew by second grade that he wanted to be an artist when he grew up. He says this early realization came in response to his artistic aptitude combined with academic struggles because of a learning disability. “This disability became my advantage,” he reveals. Griffin found that he had a good eye for following a line and creating strong compositions in his pictures, traits that continue to be reflected in his art. Originally from Pennsylvania,

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