In Spring

Well it really doesn’t feel like it when we are having the wettest may in forever but maybe it is the right time to release the print ‘In Spring’  The artwork originally created to celebrate the coming of spring was created for fashion brand JOYCE and is now available as a 26 x 20″ giclee print in a limited edition of 25 available here for £175

The new print will also be available soon from Art Republic who are currently showing three prints, Strength Rose and the Harvest at the Grand Art Fair which is a new feature at this year’s Grand Designs Live event at Excel.

Debut Contemporary

Debut contemporary have teamed up with fashion company TOMS to create a unique partnership showcasing the work of 7 debut artists as TOMS launch their pop up store in Covent Garden
The launch event took place at 69 Neal Street on Saturday the 5th May to celebrate the launch of TOMS eyewear, TOMS exhibited 7 one of a kind eyewear art frames created by Debut Contemporary Artists  Tahnee Lonsdale, Darren MacPherson, Rosie Emerson, duo Twinkle Troughton & Tinsel Edwards, Ben Levy, Dannielle Hodson, and Carne Griffiths.  Artists participating in this collaboration will also be mentors to the successful Debut Contemporary Art School award winners.

Showing at Art Republic

Original works now showing at Art Republic Brighton include the piece Closer and the Triptych of work, Mortal, Immortal and Eleven

The Violence of Flowers

Yesterday I took 5 new pieces down to Inkd gallery and talked about some of the new work.  It was good to air the new pieces as there was a slight change in direction and the work was starting to focus solely on floral forms.  I have recently received good feedback from some purely floral works, poppy and undergrowth especially, and I think it is this that has given me the impotus to move into this project without any portrtraiture or human elements both with more confidence and a renewed sense of energy.

It was surprising to react in such a strong way to what are essentially to me study drawings of wild flowers that were picked from the grounds of the studio at Norlington Road, but the reaction has reintroduced a vigorous line and mark making to my drawing that I felt had been missing from the initial pieces I made recently exploring bees… I learnt that sometimes it is good to follow this impulse and not tobe stubborn about the route that the work takes.

below are a few images of detail from the works which include partial studies of thistles roses and other wild flowers … I will be posting completed images of the work fairly soon when I have an idea how the project will develop.  For now I can only say that these pieces are intense emotional responses to the plants and floral forms in front of me, hope you enjoy them as much as I did making them – Carne

Strength and Comfort with Opus!

I’m pleased to announce that 2 new original pieces are now available from Opus in Newcastle.  The original works will soon be placed on display and accompanying these will be the sale of newly produced limited edition prints of Rose and The Harvest.  The prints, produced by fine art printers Harwood King, are a combination of Silkscreen Varnish and Giclee techniques and are also available from the work for sale page on this site, thanks for looking.

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New Giclee Prints Available

Small size giclee prints are now available of 2 new pieces, ‘The Discovery’ and ‘The Vine’.
The Vine, painted in a combination of Ink, Brandy Vodka and Whisky  will appear at London Miles’ March exhibition of vices – you can find out more here

The prints, produced as signed giclee editions onto Hahnemuhle archival watercolour paper in a limited edition of 25 each are signed by the artist and are available for £75.00 each here

London Art Fair

The original piece ‘Rose’ will be appearing at London Art Fair represented by Eyestorm (Stall G10) who will also be representing more work in the coming weeks.
Prints of the piece are currently being produced by Harwood King and will be available shortly, as a Giclee / Screenprint with varnish layers and detailing.
“London Art Fair presents over 100 galleries featuring the great names of 20th Century British art and exceptional contemporary work from leading figures and emerging talent”

Business Design Centre, 52 Upper Street, London N1
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Tuesday 18 January – Preview Evening 6pm – 9pm
Wednesday 19 January 11am – 9pm
Thursday 20 January 11am – 9pm
Friday 21 January 11am – 7pm
Saturday 22 January 10am – 7pm
Sunday 23 January 10am – 5pm

Rose - finished image

New piece from the Harvest

I have just had one of my pieces accepted for an exhibition at the William Morris Gallery this October, it is a piece that was inspired by my background as an embroidery designer so it was opportune that an exhibition should come along that is to feature works inspired by Morris.   It’s great to have some work on show locally,  This (and the current full moon) have spurred me on to creating a new piece, and I like the direction it is heading.

The piece below is inspired / influenced /byVorocchio’s sketch which recently formed part of the excellent exhibition at the British museum.  I visited this show 4 times and loved the energy of the drawings.  This piece in particular struck me as the plaits in the hair reminded me of the wheat sheafs that I was introducing through the work.  I am going to experiment more with the patterns of hair and foliage – they seem to fit naturally into the drawing style I have. With the 100sqft project so busy at the moment it’s good to be drawing again.