Hailing from Oahu, Hawaii, illustrative artist Annie Griffeth's ink, acrylic, and oil artworks reflect her vibrant personality and empowered perspective. Her style is a mix of drawing and painting; where magical realism and areas of painterly application lie in contrast with illustrative details. Color, pattern, symbols, and geometric forms are all tools of communication in works that are heavily influenced by Annie’s love of psychology, symbology, astronomy, and math. Through creative, symbolic imagery, Annie hopes to inspire, entertain, and connect through shared experiences.
Annie’s contemporary style has attracted a growing list of private collectors, corporate collaborations, and media spotlights.
Most recently, Annie worked with Harllee Early Childhood Center in Dallas to create four Harry Potter style house crests for the school, which are
worn by the students and staff. She was also asked by Italian fashion house, Etro, to create a custom painting inspired by their Spring 2021 collection. Her painting was revealed at the Spring launch and displayed in their Highland Park Village location. Lastly, Annie created 12 custom illustrations for the Porter Pub in Hattiesburg, MS, which are displayed on cans of their 12 house brewed beers, as well as on menus and merchandise.
Annie has been featured in several publications including D Magazine, 817 Home, Visit Dallas, Paper City, Culture Map, Lakewood Advocate, Park Cities The Good Life, My Sweet Charity, and Voyage Dallas. Her work was selected for the 2022 edition of ArtFolio, a tabletop book dedicated to featuring “the best in abstract and contemporary work” as well as art-zine, Numb: The Typography Issue, by Douglass King.
Annie is one of the four founding members of the ALG Collective, a multi-artist studio and showroom located in the heart of the Design District in Dallas, Texas, and was a Resident Artist from 2019-2022. She created and showed her work at the ALG's 1302 Dragon Street location alongside fellow artists Anna Curnes, Melissa Ellis, and Christi Meril.
Currently, she works from her home studio and is represented by the Greyhound Gallery in Amarillo, Texas.
Annie loves her community and volunteers her time, talents, and resources to various organizations throughout Dallas. In 2019, she and her husband were Gala Co-Chairs for Equest's record-breaking, Arabian Nights-themed gala. Together, and with the support of the Dallas community, they raised nearly $400,000 for the non-profit to rehabilitate veterans and children through equestrian facilitated therapies.
In 2020, Annie and her ALG Collective studio mates took the helm as the Art Chairs for Dwell with Dignity's biggest fundraiser of the year, Thrift Studio. They organized and hosted a competitive artist's call, recruiting renowned artist and owner of the Ferrari Gallery, Debra Ferrari, to curate. The curated art and designer teams were revealed at DwD's annual Art in Color party, which Annie and her studio mates sponsored and hosted at their studio and showroom, the ALG Collective. Despite a tumultuous and uncertain year, 2020's Thrift Studio went on to break its previous fundraising records, expanding DwD's reach to more families in the DFW area.
In 2022, Annie is serving on the Underwriting Committee for Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center and has donated artwork to their yearly event, Art for Advocacy. Funds raised for DCAC will go toward investigating, prosecuting, and providing healing services for child abuse cases in Dallas County.
In addition to this, Annie is Co-Chairing the 10th Anniversary luncheon for Sons of the Flag, an organization that is revolutionizing burn care and quality of life for veterans, first responders, and their families, with her husband Teal, who himself is a veteran after serving in the Army as a Green Beret for 7 years.
Annie participates yearly in Kappa Tablescapes, creating a fantasy table for the two-day event sponsored by the Dallas Alumnae Association of Kappa Kappa Gamma. They “bring together Dallas' finest designers, florists, and retailers to raise funds” that benefit a group of non-profit agencies which are carefully selected by the Board.
In addition to art and community projects, Annie is on the Board of the Junior Group of the Dallas Women’s Garden Club, serving as the Projects Chairman. She loves to hang out with her studio mates and fellow creatives in her free time, going to art events, concerts, and plays. She has four cats, Princess Cutie Pie, Cheeseburger, Neptune, and Apollo and lives with her husband in Dallas, Texas. Her hobbies include traveling, reading, hot yoga, and dancing.