About Noelle Griffiths
Noëlle Griffiths studied Fine Art at St Martin's School of Art, London during 1978-82. She left London to live in North Wales to paint professionally in 1985, and has taught art part-time since 1987. Noëlle has exhibited regularly in group and solo exhibitions since 1983 and received various awards, residencies and travel scholarships, most recently to India in 2003 and Galicia, Spain in 2006. As well as painting, Noëlle has made one-off artist's books since 1988, and editioned books since 2003 when she started Hafod Press. Hafod Press books are collected and archived by The National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth and included in the collections of the British Library, V & A Museum amongst others.
She started www.artistsbooksonline.com in 2005. "As an artist involved primarily with painting, I make maybe two or three artist's books a year. My books fall into two categories: books that relate to the ideas and images I explore in my paintings and books that are inspired by travelling. For me a book is a distillation of an experience or concept, often with an element of recording something that will never exist or happen again."
Ramallah Garden 
Bound book, in the Japanese style, with boards covered in ochre fabric; relief print using oil based ink and archival ink digital photographs on 30gsm Wenzhou Chinese paper; archival ink digital text on 280gsm BFK Rives blanc and grey papers; 47 x 34cm closed. Signed limited edition of six copies.
Donated by the artist, 2012
Ramallah Garden is part of a series of paintings and artist's books made between 2007-2009.
This book is the concluding piece of work in a series of paintings and artist's books titled 'Garden' 2007-09. Ramallah Garden makes a subtle and unbiased comment about the ongoing situtation in Palestine and Israel. Its strength lies in the contrast and impact of the first and second parts of the book. The third part of the book documents the sequence of events that have led to the current situation starting in 1918 (with the Ottoman Empire) until 1968. The facing page lists the international attempts to broker peace between 1991 and 2007.