Si Griffiths is a self-taught artist, influenced by surrealism, lowbrow, fantasy, street and pop art, tattoos, comic books and death. He painted sporadically when he was younger. In 2008 he experienced life changing trauma, and as a consequence of this encountered the visionary artist S V Mitchell. These two events were pivotal in the development of his art.
He then became inspired to paint in earnest and since then has painted continually, as a matter of necessity and compulsion. His art is colourful with large amounts of humour, satire and irony.
Whilst a lot of his art comes from a dark place he keeps a balance which shows the light as well as the darkness, the light within ourselves as well as the light within the shadows of the world.
Much of his art ponders the meaning of life - was it meant to be this way? Are we here now, in this place and time, through fate or fickle fortune, by accident, or design?
Of all the images in his work, it is the clown that represents him most. The clown appeared first in his paintings as a symbol of death, then of grief and loneliness, then finally, of himself. He wanders through the canvases, through living rooms and lunatic asylums, looking for… what? His very presence poses a question that only the observer can answer.
He initially worked in acrylics, on all sizes of canvas, though recently has moved to oils.