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Art By Andrew Giffin

painting, sculpture, photography

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Taking Flight

Original painting based on a photo taken by a friend of the ladder pool. It’s located on the Dartmouth river in the GaspĂ© Peninsula of Quebec.

By Andrew Giffin

Andrew Giffin's art can be found in homes and corporate collections worldwide.

Andrew Giffin’s work is in high demand. It’s often auctioned at prestigious charity and conservation fund-raisers, including the Atlantic Salmon Federation, Trout Unlimited, CNIB, Miramichi Salmon Association, AIDS Saint John and The Hammond River Angling Association.
Art By Andrew Giffin

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Fly Fishing
Portrait
Landscapes
Figurative
Sculpture
Photography
Commercial
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TaborPool

Fly Fishing

overseer

Portrait

anychild2

Landscapes

anychild6

Figurative

TwoCanoes

Sculpture

TheBlueHat

Photography

le-springbright

Commercial

le-almasunset

LIMITED EDITIONS

LIMITED
Art By Andrew Giffin

Hand signed and numbered.

I create Limited Editions of a number of my paintings to satisfy the demand of those unable to afford the original. All of the images are reproduced on archival grade canvas using special archival inks. Each image is carefully created in my studio with state of the art equipment and utilizing coatings that have been designed and mixed by me. They are highly durable and waterproof. The editions are in numbers usually of 50 or less.
Art By Andrew Giffin

Meet the Artist

I am an artist deeply influenced by my natural surroundings. Originally from the Maritimes, I moved to the province of Manitoba in 1981. I left behind a world whose intimate coastlines, rolling hills and meandering streams gave way to a boundless prairiescape with impossibly immense skies, and a northern wilderness with mile upon mile of sprawling lakes and primal forest.

When I tackle a landscape painting today, my aim is to communicate not just the physical detail, but the atmospheric elements, the hidden forces that permeate the land and air and determine the quality of light, and our emotional response to the subject. A good landscape rendering is an environmental snapshot, a captured moment conveying palpable hints of an actual place in a specific time. The hour of the day, the temperature, even moisture levels, should the theory be as readable to the viewer as the depicted topographical detail.

As a sculptor, I try to push barriers. I delight in recombining found materials into whole new objects, altering the DNA, so to speak, of discarded natural or synthetic materials to create fresh associations and new meanings. I am always experimenting with new framing formats for my landscapes, applying sculptural techniques to explore different ways of augmenting the two dimensional image and its effect. Elsewhere, when I undertake portraits, figurative studies or still-life interiors, I am always conscious of the play of abstract elements in each case. The shapes, relative densities and linear forces that describe a given setting – these are qualities whose manipulation in the construction of an image can add dramatic new meaning to the simplest subject.

As an artist I make no apology for wanting to spread my energies across such a wide spectrum, for embracing so many different materials, mediums and subjects. My eclectic impulses may be a source of frustration for those critics who insist on ready categories and labels for art, but I believe diversity is an essential virtue in this age of over-specialization. By embracing variety, the art remains fresh, and the artist more readily open to change and discovery.