Working primarily with calligraphy inks, graphite, and liquids, such as tea, Carne Griffiths' fascination with drawing focuses on the creation and manipulation of the drawn line. Carne produced intricate designs for the military, film and theatre, fashion, and advertising industries. His designs were used for the uniforms in the films Valkyrie and The Last King of Scotland and his 'Red Death Coat' embroidery design was used in the film version of The Phantom of the Opera. In 2017, Carne's portrait of HRH The Duchess of Cambridge raised 30,000 in aid of the Anderson Foundation.
A superbly organized, illustrated, and presented 'how to' manual for exploring unusual materials and what Griffiths' presents as playful techniques to expand an artists creative practice, The Organic Painter provides all the techniques and ideas needed to boost creativity, learn natural paint-making, and be more resourceful with art materials. ... A unique and highly recommended addition to personal, professional, community, and art school instructional reference collections. * Midwest Book Review *