Portraits in Ink and Tea by Carne Griffiths

Today, we will be giving you some inspirational and interesting designs created by Carne Griffiths, an artist who is working primarily with calligraphy inks, graphite and liquids, such as tea, brandy and vodka. Read on and be amazed with the uniqueness of his works. Enjoy!

I will be launching 4 new pieces at this year’s London Art Fair – created in the new studio each piece investigates a natural energy and a return to simplicity.

– Carne Griffiths

The Starling – Ink and tea on bockingford watercolour paper
I have been studying plant forms and integrating these into the abstract lines in each piece. The Starling looks at patterns in nature and meditates on the theme of a collective conscience, In the piece I have attempted to pair beauty of the individual with the collective beauty of a murmuration – the work looks at the importance, beauty and collective strength derived from companionship.

– Carne Griffiths

The Gathering Ink and tea on bockingford watercolour paper 50 x 70cm

– Carne Griffiths

EPSON scanner image

The Red Flower – dissecting elements from nature and fashion photography Ink and tea on bockingford watercolour paper
A collective energy brought about by partnership and companionship with a common aim. The piece is a meditation on patterns of flight, natural forms and ecstacy.

– Carne Griffiths

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Fly – Ink and tea on bokingford watercolour paper – 50 x 70cm
Meditation on the theme of flight and flight patterns using natural forms

– Carne Griffiths

About Carne Griffiths

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. You can find more of his works on his Behance profile or website.