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Freed from the land that bounds it, the River Dove and the streams that feed it have a life of their own. My Streamscapes reveal the beauty and diversity of water in motion, and its ever changing interaction with light, land and season. They may even help you rediscover an area that you believe you know well.

These time exposures – extended and frozen fractions of seconds – are created in camera with minimal post processing but are often mistaken for paintings. Individually and collectively they show the influence of geology, the passing of the seasons, the character of the day, the legacy of rain and the energy of the water. Form, features, colour and texture are all a part of the images, but they are first and foremost about the light on the water, the way that this combines with its movement, and the emotions that this invokes.

Water is intrinsically linked to the history and development of our villages, towns and cities and its importance continues today. Yet all too often it only grabs our attention when we have too much, or too little. I hope that my images will remind you that water is something of beauty, to be celebrated and valued.
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Solo Exhibitions:


Liquid Light, Peak Photography Gallery, Bakewell, 22 March – 2 May 2016

Liquid Light, Buxton Museum & Art Gallery, 12 September - 14 November 2015

Moments of Confluence: A River’s Song, The Joe Cornish Galleries, Northallerton, 6 June – 30 June 2015

 

Selected Group Exhibitions:

The Chatsworth Festival: Art Out Loud, 23-25 September 2016 with Peak District Artisans

Within Elements, Foxlowe Arts Centre, Leek, 21 May – 2 July 2016 with Tracy Barlow

Lichfield Festival Visual Arts Exhibition, Lichfield Cathedral, 4-13 July 2014

Landscape Photographer of the Year Awards, National Theatre, London, 7 December 2013 - 8 February 2014

michela griffith: the art of water

Images of, and inspired, by water.  Fine art prints and handmade books

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All images are copyright © Michéla Griffith 2009-2021 and may not be copied or reproduced in any form without written permission from the copyright holder. Please contact me if you would like to use any of the images in print or digital form.