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Amazingly beautiful!!
Fri Jan 9, 2015, 11:48 PM
I love your style! I could look at your work for days
Sun Dec 14, 2014, 10:04 AM
I am speechless! Amazing!
Thu Dec 4, 2014, 4:28 AM
One of my favourite artists! Very inspirational to me
Tue Oct 28, 2014, 4:43 AM
Friggin love your work!
Wed Oct 1, 2014, 6:07 AM
love your art gahh *n*
Mon Sep 8, 2014, 2:12 AM
You're awesome, dude :D
Wed Jul 2, 2014, 9:57 PM
I love your art and style so much. We're currently studying your work at school and I really adore what you do. Please keep doing what you do! :3
Mon Apr 28, 2014, 9:21 AM
Stunning art, man. Simply wonderful.
Mon Nov 25, 2013, 4:01 PM
some really stunning work. thank you
Sun Nov 10, 2013, 4:55 PM


By the Night, detail of face - hi res file by Carnegriff
By the Night, detail of face - hi res file
Here's a preview of a new piece that will be showing in London at the end of the month as part of the exhibition Consume at Leontia Gallery

The piece is traditional, drawn in pigment pens (Derwent's Line Painter pens to be precise) drawn freehand onto black somerset paper.
The piece is then scanned and contrast altered slightly in photoshop.

Would love to hear your thoughts and welcome feedback - I've included a nice hi res file so you can see the detail if you download

Thank you 

Nightflight by Carnegriff
Created on somerset black paper using line painter pigment pens from Derwent, this piece measures 50 x 70 cm 

The work is built using layers of pigment pen - drawing freely and encorporating floral shapes and also fragmented geometric patterns - the idea was to create a more futuristic feel to the work changing the palette to primary and neon colours, the piece was also inspired by an image of a view from a plane window coming in to land over London!

Hope you like it
The Tempest - Ink and tea on bockingford paper by Carnegriff
The Tempest - Ink and tea on bockingford paper
Here's a full size pic of the finished piece. Original work is sold but there are now large scale limited edition prints now available here!gicle… Please feel free to share this image
The Tempest -Hand drawn with Ink and Tea on Paper by Carnegriff
The Tempest -Hand drawn with Ink and Tea on Paper
The tempest is drawn with calligraphy ink and graphite on heavy 535gsm bockingford watercolour paper and washed with layers of tea.  I have uploaded this image to show some of the floral detail that goes into my work - I aim to create an image, that from a distance hangs together and reads well - but on closer inspection is constructed entirely by natural elements, flora, flowing lines, branches twigs roots and earth..   The Tempest refers to the strength in nature's storms - and the extremes of weather that shape our environment.  As we become further removed from nature it is forceful moments such as storms that remind us that we are at the mercy of our planets natural events.  I normally share images of the development of these pieces on instagram or facebook - you can follow as carnegriff on instagram and Carne Griffiths Artist on Facebook - Thanks! 
Detail from 'The Starling' ink and tea on paper by Carnegriff
Detail from 'The Starling' ink and tea on paper
This work is showing at London Art Fair, 2015 at stand g12 with Inkd Gallery - 21-st 25th Jan if you get a chance to see it in the flesh please let me know. 
Thanks and wish you a happy healthy 2015

Ink and tea on 535gsm Bockingford watercolour paper, 50 x 70cm 

Long time no Journal Entry...

Journal Entry: Thu Sep 5, 2013, 6:31 AM

Thought it was about time I said 'Hi' in the Journal and stopped being so antisocial.... seems like I have less and less time nowadays and so this seems the best way to extend a huge thank you to everyone who has been following my work both here and elsewhere.  It has been a very busy year for both artwork and homelife and I am getting used to juggling the two and dividing my time up better - there is less time however for sharing commenting and replying to people here but I WILL, I always do!  
I'm also very pleased to be opening a 2 man exhibition in London tomorrow night - the 6th September where I will be showing some artwork I have shared here on DA and some new works.... there will be new prints and postcard packs available and the work includes the fantastic paintings of Rowan Newton as well as myself and even includes a digitally assembled giclee print especially for the gallery (I know.... me and photoshop.... who'd have thought it)

So if you can ... please make a little trip to see the work at the Ben Oakley Gallery - it is situated inside greenwich market, South London, it's a lovely space and I know you'll get a great welcome there.

Big love to all 



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  • Listening to: MARDY
  • Reading: is near Mortimer, Arborfield and Twyford
  • Watching: paint dry
  • Playing: with crystals and tea
  • Eating: nada
  • Drinking: coffee

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Carne Griffiths
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
United Kingdom
Born in Liverpool and spent much of his childhood drawing. Studied Illustration at Maidstone college of Art in 1992 graduating with a 1st class BA Hons in 1995, made a fellow of the college along with colleague Dan Baldwin. Together they curated the Shynola exhibition at Islington’s Candid Arts Gallery in 1996.

Early influences include the animated work of the Brothers Quay, the drawings of Andre Masson, Paul Klee and Leonardo Da Vinci as well as the influence of outsider artists Adolf Wolfli, Scottie Wilson, Henry Darger and the drawings of Antonin Artaud.

Started work with M. Hand & Company in 1999, A two year apprenticeship led to a 12 year career, becoming Creative Director and producing elaborate hand drawn embroidery designs for a range of prestigious clients including HRH the Prince of Wales, The Sultan of Oman, Ralph Lauren, Tom Ford, Asprey, Chanel, Burberry and many of London’s Savile Row tailors, as well as designing for films The Last King of Scotland, Valkyrie, The Phantom of the Opera and costume embroidery design for the musical Wicked. In 2008 carne designed the front cover for the royal variety performances 80th anniversary.

First Solo show in Jan 2009 with drawings, based on the automatic process, and created the company 100sqft in November of 2009 bringing together artists from all backgrounds to show their work alongside established professionals, 100 pieces in a 10' x 10' grid

Pieces from the Harvest, Carne's new collection of work were shown at Arts AfterDark, Art Egg Studios in New Orleans in October 2010, the piece Rose appeared at the London Art Fair in 2011 represented by Eyestorm and at the London Original Print Fair at the Royal Academy.

Current Residence: East London
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Favourite genre of music: mixed bag
Favourite style of art: surrealist automatic drawing
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Favourite cartoon character: popeye
Personal Quote: lose yourself


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tdcooke Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you are most welcome
megalledAnn Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015  Student General Artist
So amazingly Beautiful. I love everything about each and everyone of your pieces. 
Carnegriff Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
Simba0712 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I wouldn't exaggerate if I said you're the best artist ever. Your style is totally unique and a stunning mixture of classic and modern elements. Your paintings provoke a lot of feelings. I admire you as much as I can. 
Carnegriff Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much - and apologies for taking so long to reply, really kind of you
Jiffy2 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014
I wish you a happy new year.... go on like that 😇
Carnegriff Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Keeping on keeping on....
WilliamDallwitz Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2014  Student General Artist
My wishes for a merry Christmas and a healthy and creative new year! :)
Carnegriff Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks and the same to you, wish you a happy healthy 2015
SimoneFiani Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Really impressive and original works!
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