Carne Griffiths

About the Artist

Working primarily with calligraphy inks, graphite and liquids, such as tea, brandy and vodka Griffiths’ fascination with drawing focuses on the creation and manipulation of the drawn line. Images explore human, geometric and floral forms, in a combination of both literal and abstract translation and in response to images and situations encountered in daily life. Images are recorded in a dreamlike sense onto the page where physical boundaries are unimportant. His work creates a journey of escapism which focuses on scenes of awe and wonder, projecting a sense of abandonment and inviting the viewer to share and explore this inner realm.

Originally from Liverpool, Griffiths graduated from the Kent Institute of Art and Design in Maidstone in 1995. After completing a one-year KIAD fellowship and moving to London he served an apprenticeship at the longest-established gold wire embroidery firm in the world. Here he worked as a gold wire embroidery designer for twelve years, eventually becoming the creative director. Carne produced intricate designs for the military and the film, theatre, fashion and advertising industries. His designs were used for the uniforms in the films Valkyrie, The Last King of Scotland, and in particular his ‘Red Death Coat’ was used in The Phantom of the Opera. Carne’s elaborate floral designs for Asprey were included in their first ever catwalk collection and his work was featured on the embroidered cover of the 80th Royal Variety Performance programme in 2008.

Since establishing his own studio in 2010, Carne has exhibited in the UK at the London Original Print Fair at the Royal Academy, the London Art Fair in both 2011 and 2012, and overseas at Urban in Ibiza in 2011 and Arts After Dark, New Orleans in 2010. Carne also collaborated with the British photographer Rankin for a feature in the 2nd edition of Hunger Magazine early in 2012.

The Pearl Diver
Original Ink and Tea with Watercolour Paper
Hand-Finished with Gold-Leaf
Size Framed: 695mm x 895mm
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The Curious Flower
Original Ink and Tea on Watercolour Paper
Framed: 680mm x 900mm
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The Lost Pearl
Original Ink and Tea on Watercolour Paper
Hand-Finished with Gold-Leaf
Size Framed: 640mm 840mm
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Eris Goddess of Chaos
Original Ink and Tea with Acrylic on Watercolour Paper
Size Framed: 635mm x 840mm
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The Garden
Original Acrylic on Cotton Canvas
Framed: 545mm x 745mm
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From Within
Original Ink and Tea on Watercolour Paper
Size Framed: 560mm x 715mm
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The Pearl Diver
The Pearl Diver

Limited Edition Giclée with 24ct Gold Leaf
Edition of 33
Size Framed: 535mm x 740mm
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Aeolian

Aeolian
Limited Edition Giclée Print with 24ct Gold Leaf
Edition of  33
Framed: 735mm x 530mm
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listening to the oak

Listening to the Oak
Original Ink and Tea on Watercolour Paper
Size unframed: 615mm x 830mm
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listening (heart's lesson)
Listening (Heart’s Lesson)

Original Ink and Tea on Watercolour Paper
Size Framed: 635mm x 840mm
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Handfinished-Peace
A Little Piece of Peace and Quiet
Signed, Individually Hand Embroidered and Goldleafed Giclee Print
Edition of 20
Size unframed: 290mm x 520mm
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the answer
The Answer

Original Ink, Tea and Vodka on Watercolour Paper
Size Framed: 645mm x 855mm
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By the Night
Limited Edition Print with Hand Finishing, White Border
Edition of 15
Size Unframed: 810mm x 610mm
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Fly Me To The Moon
Signed Limited Edition Print
Edition of 33
Size Unframed: 500mm x 700mm
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Nightfall

Limited Edition Print with Hand Finishing, White Border
Edition of 15
Size Unframed: 810mm x 610mm
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Entwined
Giclee print on Hahnemuhle 310gsm German Etching Paper with Hand Torn Edges
Edition of 25
Size Unframed: 400mm x 590mm
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another dimension

Another Dimension
Original Ink and Tea on Watercolour Paper
Size unframed: 680mm x 890mm
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Fall
Giclee print on Hahnemuhle 310gsm German Etching Paper with Hand Torn Edges (Edition of 20)
Size Unframed: 480
mm x 580mm
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Just Out of Reach
Signed Limited Edition Print with Screenprinted Varnish Layers and 24ct Gold Heavy Detailing
Edition of 50
Size Unframed: 600mm x 800mm
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spring has come

Spring Has Come
Signed Limited Edition Print
Edition of 50
Size Unframed: 430mm x 570mm
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String Theory
Signed Limited Edition Print with Deckled Edges
Edition of 50
Size Unframed: 495
mm x 650mm
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EPSON scanner image

The Void
Signed, Limited Edition Print, Hand painted with Deckled Edge
Edition of 33
Size Unframed: 500mm x 700mm
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EPSON scanner image

Overcome
Signed, Limited Edition Print (Ed of 15)
Size Unframed: 50
0mm x 650mm
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tribal gathering

Tribal Gathering
Giclee and Screenprint with Hand Embroidery (Ed of 50)
Size Framed: 620
mm x 430mm
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The Tempest

The Tempest
Signed, Limited Edition Print (Ed of 33)
Size Unframed: 590
mm x 790mm
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fly

Fly
Signed, Limited Edition Print (Ed of 50)
Size Framed: 500
mm x 700mm
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EPSON scanner image

Wild Frontier
Original Ink, Tea and Alcohol
Size Framed: 65
0mm x 850mm
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falling flowers

Falling Flowers
Signed Limited Edition Giclée Print
Edition of 15
Size Unframed: 500mm x 650mm
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Disconnected
Signed and Numbered Giclee print on Hahnemuhle 310gsm German Etching Paper (Edition of 50)
Size Unframed: 340
mm x 500mm
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