My name is Graham Griffiths, otherwiseknown as 'Lightning Caricaturist' Picasso Griffiths. I am originally from North Wales, and for the past 45 years have been based in Cardiff. I am dyslexic so please excuse some of my grammar. I also have to confess I am a bit of a workaholic and as well as attending events all over the country doing live on the spot Caricatures. I am always on the go! developing other exciting personal projects. With so much to show, and to make things easier, I have broken things down into 6 main areas of work that represent different periods of my work. So if you know what you want to look at you can skip straight to that page. here is a breakdown Wedding Entertainment.
Team Building Workshops & Teaching.
Blast from the past work Quirky Silly Ideas and stuff.
WEDDINGS & EVENTS
(Notes on fees) To let you know if you are just after fees especially for my services as 'On the Spot ENTERTAINER & CARICATURIST for a wedding or any other type of event. I have lots of different options to offer some bespoke so fees will vary and at an early stage of an enquiry it is best and easier if you give me a call. I don't do a heavy sales pitch! just ask questions, run through how I work and the options in more detail. Give you advice and guidance along with a fee, and then leave it up to you to decide in your own time. So if you are just after fees before you call me have a quick look at the WEDDING PAGE, check out some of the videos, they will show you how I work and the fun I generate and if you do like what you see and need more information don't delay! Give me a call straight away! My number is 07831 387302 call me any time day or night.
If you are interested in looking closely at all areas of my work. Before you start may I suggest you put the kettle on, make yourself a nice hot drink, grab yourself a biscuits or two, and enjoy!
BOOK ILLUSTRATIONS. I have a few books finished and available for purchase. And lots more to come and all are designed so they can be turned into short animations. The sales of any current books will go towards the the funding of planned animations
Graham has also worked on many illustrated books.
Most currently 'Wally The Walrus'. (Link) 'Cheesy Christmouse Story' (Link) 'Marley The Street Cat'. (Link) 'Cyril The Grey Squirrel'. (Link) And.... Coming Soon! my next epic books!(Watch this space!) 'Oink! Oink!' Nearly finished
'Two Knights and the Pink Fluffy Bear' Nearly finished
'Slugs for breakfast' Nearly finished
'Baah-Bara the Singing Sheep!' 50% done
Currently I am working on a series of children's books. Can't say too much at the moment but they are all about characters that live in and look after the Woods lands. In mind to get them turned into an animated children's tv series for tv.
ANIMATION. As well as produce my own animation. I also teach animation at the USW in Cardiff .5 for the past 35 years . This Page will be ongoing and lots more work will be added as and when I get time
TEAM BUILDING - Workshops
Life drawing Observational skills Comics Books Animation Workshops
Little Squirt the elephant Colour Caricature Commissions. Design work. Blast from the past work Portfolio Quirky Stuff. Little Squirt the elephant , dewi dragon RWC mascot
GRAHAM GRIFFITHS BACKGROUND Born in Bangor North Wales. Studied Animation in Farnham outside London. Moved back to Wales to the beautiful City of Cardiff to work as an animator on numerous successful children's TV series including Super Ted, Shoe People, Under Milk Wood, Funny Bones, Space Baby, have Produced animations for Blue Peter, Theme parks, Tv Adverts and lots more . while doing this was also instrumental in setting up an animation course that is still running and highly regarded with in Animation industry. In 2010 our course merged with the Newport Film and Animation course and relocated to the Atrium in Cardiff as part of the University of South Wales.
BLAST FROM THE PAST Co-designed Dewi Dragon the official mascot for the Rugby World Cup 1999.