Portraits in Ink and Tea by Carne Griffiths
New series of portraits drawn with a fountain pen and painted in various blends of tea and alcohol. The works were created for the 2015 London Art Fair.
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.Carne Griffiths is an artist based in the UK.