artist of the week :: carne griffiths

carne griffiths' paintings and illustrations are energetic and controlled all at once.
he drips and controls ink washes and applies marks with pen and pencil - all creating atmospheric portraits full of emotion - specifically strength and poise. the women he paints are typically juxtaposed with natural elements (leaves, feathers, tree branches, etc), showing woman's communion and connection with nature.
check out more about him and his art here.
(thanks to brienna wirley for the heads up on this great artist)