Born in Llanelli in 1956, and trained at Dyfed College of Art and Croydon College of Art, Mary Griffiths is an established figure on the British art scene. She has won numerous prizes for her drawings and paintings, including the Hunting Prize, and was recognised in Wales with the Gold Medal in Fine Art at the 1994 Eisteddfod. In 2000 she became a member of Royal Cambrian Academy (invited by Sir Kyffin Williams RA).
Outstanding draughtmanship, a very direct and unsentimental approach to her subject matter, and an obvious joy in observing the human condition, have gained rave reviews in the art press and a place in many serious collections. Her paintings are always figurative and beautifully lit, always memorable.