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About Traditional Art / Professional Premium Member Carne GriffithsUnited Kingdom Groups :icon100sqft: 100sqft
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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
amazing art!
Fri Oct 4, 2013, 3:16 AM
amazing keep it up
Tue Oct 1, 2013, 9:15 AM
feeling the love - thanks for the BIG shouts
Fri Sep 27, 2013, 3:27 AM
love your uniqueness! absolutely amazing!
Wed Aug 21, 2013, 2:07 PM
you're awesome!!!!!!!
Mon Jun 3, 2013, 5:47 AM
your style,,wow...
Mon Jun 3, 2013, 12:31 AM
It's increasingly rare that I see ANYTHING on DA that packs emotion, conceptual depth and uniqueness. Your work is absolutely stellar on all three levels.
Wed Apr 10, 2013, 4:07 AM
Wow i love your style. Ive been learning to try those :D
Mon Feb 4, 2013, 7:05 AM

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 style of art: surrealist automatic drawing
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Personal Quote: lose yourself


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EmmaSaendee 3 days ago  New member
Hi my name is Emma I really love your work and if you mind me asking how did you start off your work for it to end up looking like it does, what kind of things do you use to paint with and how long did it take you to complete one piece of artwork? I'm a GCSE art student and I'm currently studying your art work for my final project, it will be really helpful if you could reply to me ASAP. I have been following your work for a while now, I think it's amazing and sorry to bother you thank you.
Carnegriff 2 days ago  Professional Traditional Artist
Hi Emma, I missed GCSE art at school and started drawing at A- Level - I was interested in pencil drawing at that stage and didn't do much in colour.  After school I did a 1 year foundation that explored all aspects of art from photography and sculpting through to collage and lots of life drawing.  After that I did three years at art college in maidstone experimenting with animation and drawing influence from the likes of Jan svankmajer, the brothers quay and outsider artists such as Henry Darger and Adolf Wolfli, I also became very interested in the drawing process and the subject of automatic drawing.  After graduating I found it hard to settle on a job - I wanted to be an animator but not sure why - I tried film school and animation at the Royal College but was unsuccessful in my applications to both.  I decided to take a job at a local trimmings firm and did some illustration work whilst with them.  This led to an interview with the embroidery firm Hand & Co, in 1998/1999 I went on to work with them as draftsman, and over the course of 12 years drew everyday and worked my way to position of Creative Director.  12 years of drawing embroidery design was hugely informative and when I decided to try a career in fine art... 3 years ago - I found that I had a language of drawing that was quite unique, and a style which is developing organically.  My advice is always to blend the things which interest you into your work.  Don't rush to find a style, your own personality and likes will do that for you - immerse yourself in the drawing, and don't be afraid to be influenced by people along the way. Draw what excites you. Wish you the best of success with your own work.
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Love your work! Been following it for quite some time.
Am trying to teach myself but its impossible!
xuelitang03 Mar 31, 2014  New member
there is something scary, yet beautiful about your artwork
Carnegriff Apr 1, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you - I like that the darker side comes through
kmpulley Mar 5, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
Your style is wonderful.  I'm looking forward to seeing more from you.  :love:
Carnegriff Apr 1, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks coming soon....
kmpulley Apr 1, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome :D
mojobaggins Mar 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I absolutely love your style! At school I'm doing a project on faces and I have picked to study your style of painting/drawing! (I hope you don't mind) :D 

I'd love to here some tips about how you go about planning and executing your work!

Keep it up! :)
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