For a bit of fun I go by the name of 'Picasso' Griffiths Lightning Caricaturist' My real name is Graham Griffiths.
Background I am originally from North Wales. I have a twin brother and we both left Wales to study animation at W.S.C.A.D. Just outside London, 3 years later I moved back to Wales and settled in Cardiff. My Brother stayed in London and he ended up working as a model animator and his claim to fame is he was awarded a BAFTA for directing 'The Old Bear Stories' and he also directed the pilot for 'Bob the Builder' Then stepped away to work on and develope, lots of his crazy ideas and is still bonkus and going strong.
I did NOT get a Bafta but hey my first job graduating from college was working on the successful childrens animated tv series 'Super Ted' I had the choice to work on Danger Mouse in machester a lovely place but declined as I wanted to come back to Wales . Other Big projects I am proud to have worked on include the first Animated feature film in Wales 'Princess and the Goblins' Siriol Animation. Also animated on Dylan Thomas half hour special 'Undermilk Wood', other projects include 'Shoe People' 'Funny Bones' 'viz' the list can go on.
I have to confess, I am a bit of a workaholic. So while working on these animations I was also instrumental in setting up the first ever series of animation workshops in Wales. The first in Chapter Art Centre then The Black Video and film Animation Workshop, Techniquest , S4C Blue Peter Storyboard Competition.
Then with my close friend Chris Webster and Peter Hodges helped to set up an Animation Course GCADAT which became very succesful and highly regarded within the animation industry . It is now part of the University of Wales and merged with the Newport Animation Course based at the Atrium in Cardiff. It has been great helping countless students over the past 30 years and seeing their progress and successes.
Curse of my life I have lots of energy and have developed lots of skills. however I do have weaknesses. Writting is one of them... 'The curse of my life'... I expect i am dyslexic so please excuse some of my spelling, grammar, punctuation etc. I am what I am. I am a visual person and my observation and drawing skills are thankfully good and have kept me going am make up for my weaknesses.
Main work For the past 25 years most of my work has been attending events and weddings all over the country doing live 'On The Spot Caricatures'. I love engaging with people so this is a dream job. I also Illustrate books, Produce short Animations, Design Games, Merchandice , Run Workshops, Talks and Demos basically always on the go. My pen works 24 hours 7 days a week and my brain is always buzzing .
With so much to show I have broken my website into different areas of work. So if your in a rush and know what you want to look at, you can skip straight to that section. Wedding Entertainment.