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Carne Griffiths
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playing Cards Deck II
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Eleven and Woman in black from new deck
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Playing Cards
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Tea Shirts
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Companion
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Fire - from the elements series
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Water - new piece from Elements series
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Red Five Standing By
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New Book Release
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My Only Hope (work in progress)
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White Noise..
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Sketchin...
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Prep Sketch for '3 for a Girl'
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Closer - work in progress I -
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working sketch
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Envy work in progress
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portrait sketch
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portrait sketch 2
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claire sketch
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The-Mortal-Coil
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Old Boots New Laces - Lightbox
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Flower of Life
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Flower of life animated
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The Eye
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Mortality detail unlit
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To catch your heart - lightbox
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Mortality
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Moth Lightbox
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Eleven and Woman in black from new deck
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Playing Cards
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New Book Release
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Feel the Sunshine - Detail
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One thousand stories
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5 of Spades
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5 of Diamonds
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Cotton Seeds
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Companion
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The Woman in Black
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Undercurrent - with 'making of'video link
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The-Mortal-Coil
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Rara Avis
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Portrait of Jesse Eisenberg
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Bauhinia blakeana Hong kong orchid, last.
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Something beautiful.
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Nature herself
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Artist // Professional // Traditional Art
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My Bio
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 www.100sqft.co.uk

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
deviantWEAR sizing preference: S
Favourite genre of music: mixed bag
Favourite style of art: surrealist automatic drawing
Operating System: w7
MP3 player of choice: -
Shell of choice: -
Wallpaper of choice: -
Skin of choice: -
Favourite cartoon character: popeye
Personal Quote: lose yourself

Favourite Visual Artist
tricky.. not one favourite, Masson, Da Vinci, Artaud, Darger
Favourite Movies
True Romance
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Fugazi
Favourite Games
currently limbo
Favourite Gaming Platform
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Tools of the Trade
ink tea
Other Interests
Cycling
Would love some feedback on this piece, experimenting with new inks... is it too busy though ??? https://www.deviantart.com/carnegriff/art/Inky-libes-667802470
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Long time no Journal Entry...
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 share
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Good to be back on DA
Had a long break from DA or at least it feels that way - a lot of exciting projects and things have been happening this year and it has kept me away from sharing the work and getting interactive here on the site - In some ways I think that has impacted on the work - there is a wonderful energy here and making time to read back and talk about work has many rewards in terms of energy and creativity. So back to share some new work and get ready for a good amount of time in the studio!  In recent weeks I have been working with the Photographer Rankin on an amazing commission for Hunger magazine which I am hoping to share soon... Mag comes out in
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exotic-legendsProfessional General Artist
Happy Birthday. :) (Smile)
Have an awesome day. :D (Big Grin)
YlianoraProfessional Digital Artist
Huge fan of your work! :)
linscreativeedgeProfessional Traditional Artist
you do beautiful work. i absolutely love your style
StrayQrowHobbyist Digital Artist
Happy birthday :D
HAPPY BIRTHDAYY!! Celebration Trash Dove Trash Dove Diva (not my art)