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About Traditional Art / Professional Core Member Carne GriffithsUnited Kingdom Groups :iconlondon-deviants: London-Deviants
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Your art is simply amazing and so sophisticated!
Wed Jul 15, 2015, 6:42 AM
I admire your work. I work with line also and find your line inspired, brilliant; the true work of genious. Your mesmerizing precise lines and your washes capture arts beauty and truth.
Wed May 13, 2015, 8:59 PM
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


'Tread Carefully' from the studio 1st work in oil by Carnegriff
'Tread Carefully' from the studio 1st work in oil
What a journey this has been, using a new medium and trying to translate some of my techniques from water based translucent media to oil paint has been a massive challenge - the work has headed in a different direction but the speed of painting and contemplation involved in this work is a refreshing change to the fast pace of works on paper with inks and tea and alcohols etc!  The piece will kickstart a new series of work called encounters, I hope you will follow this journey.  I'm excited to start the new series... thanks for following and please feel free to critique as advice and guidance is always welcome. - Carne
Portrait of Jesse Eisenberg by Carnegriff
Portrait of Jesse Eisenberg
Created for the Cover of Last weeks New York Observer,drawn freehand in graphite, ink and tea on paper, finished digitally on the microsoft surface
Please feel free to share
London Lines.. detail by Carnegriff
London Lines.. detail
So here is an update from the finished  piece to be shown as a print at the 'for the love of London' exhibition hosted by Beautiful Crime from the 10th - 30th September.  Please feel free to share and credit :)
Thanks - Carne
London Lines - work in progress by Carnegriff
London Lines - work in progress
I really wanted to share this image of a work in progress, it captures for me the excitement of working with inks and liquids in the studio, the uncertainty of where the medium will go, the accidents and spills dictating the direction of the piece of work and the tragedy of not being able to freeze time and cature the beauty of the liquids in this state.  Normally I am the only one to see all the transient states of the work but I wanted to share this image so that you can see the types of transition the work goes through en route to being finished.  I hope you enjoy this snapshot - I will be posting a picture of the finished piece nearer the time.  You can see more of my work and buy lots of lovely things from postcards to prints and originals from my website - thank you for following my work. 
Falling Flowers by Carnegriff
Falling Flowers
Painted in ink and tea, combining floral forms with portraiture, and referencing stained glass.
Traditional work on watercolour paper - Bockingford 535gsm - nice and heavy!
hope you like it

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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GiovyLoCa Featured By Owner May 4, 2015  Professional General Artist
Happy birthday! :iconpinklilyplz:
BlackSkeletonGirl Featured By Owner May 3, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Happy Birthday! :cake:
ukrainito Featured By Owner May 3, 2015
happy birthday! 
i love your art.
keep up the good work
8ProVod8 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very strange, and very beautiful!
DNEllectra Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Amazing work!
diana-0421 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
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Uzaydogan Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Your art is so good!
duytter Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Featured on my journal home page... I love your graphism.
UytterhaegheDaniel Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015
Very good work, your gallery is beautiful and inspiring ;)
danielle007blond Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015
love your works
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