Mercy by Karina Griffiths

ARTIST NOTES: ‘Mercy’ 67 x 50cm, (28 x 24 inches), Caran D’Ache Luminance, Faber Castell Polychromos, Prismacolour pencils, odourless mineral spirits, Stonehenge Black paper, inspired by Vasconi Photography with permission, Personal imagination and inspiration. 131 hours.

Features

DIMENSIONS (Height - 67.00 cm X Width - 50.00 cm )
MEDIUM ON BASE Pencil on Paper
GENRE Portrait
REGISTERED NRN # 000-2714-0219-01
COPYRIGHT © Karina Griffiths
PRIZES AND AWARDS No Awards
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Artist: Karina Griffiths



ARTIST BIO

www.karinasfineart.com   www.facebook.com/karinasfineart                     Sometimes I wonder how we as such feeling and emotional beings live without a soul mate, or a couple of good friends, or a family that will always accept us for no matter who we are or choose to be. But then I really wonder if the happiness we need to attract all of these essentials into our lives is a result of pursuing something innate within us that makes us happy to the core. And then we are content and attractive to those around us. I cannot express how happy I feel when I draw. I get transported into a timeless womb, where my eyes and hands talk without words, caressing the subject matter and in some ways, translating it into my own language so that I can tell others how something makes me feel when I see it. It is a compulsion. And I don't do it enough...and when I don't do it, my soul craves the crisp lines that carve the paper and raise it into life bit by bit until it breathes......I love drawing. And I love looking at the work of others. Being inspired, moved and touched by their language. It is an honour to be here, doing what I love.   I have studied a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Drawing, and am a member and President of the Australian Society of Coloured Pencil Artists.        

I’m fortunate enough to be highly awarded at our Australian shows, most recently First Place, Australian Society of Coloured Pencil Artists Colourbrations International Exhibition, Chelsea Art Show 2016, First Place- Drawing Category,     the Avant- Garde Award at Yakkerboo Art Show, 2016,    Finalist in the  Australian Artist Magazine Favourite Subjects #64, .     ‘Best Of Show’ in the Ann Kullberg International Members Exhibition, 2015 ,      People’s Choice with the Australian Coloured Pencil Network2013,      Best Oil in Show at Berwick Artists Society Show 2015,     First Place at the Cardinia Grand Art Show 2015  (A La Mode Category),     been Highly Commended at the Berwick Great Art show  2015, Casey Art Show 2013, the Bayside Art 2013 Show, and the Yakkerboo Art Show 2014,  and won “Best Painting Under $850’ at the Bayside Art show 2014. 

I have also been published in Ann Kullberg’s Coloured Pencil Magazine (April 2015, July 2015, September 2015 and December 2015, April 2016 and October 2017 with a full article and 12 page spread and a 4 page demonstration on portraits, and published in the gallery’s of the Coloured Pencil Magazine , and CREATIVE ARTIST issue #7 (September 2015) with a front cover and full article/ demo.        Just released, is the front cover of Australian Artist February 2016 with a 10 page article, and also Front Cover of the 2015 COLOR Magazine compilation book, and a contributing artist in the ‘PORTRAIT BOOK’, published by Ann Kullberg.     I also have a two page tutorial in The Colored Pencil Cat and Dogs Book , and was also selected to be in the CP Treasures Book 2016, colored pencil masterworks from around the globe. 

I teach coloured pencil with my own tutorials on a term basis or one day workshops in Melbourne.   Most of my work is available in limited edition prints.  I have many commissions in private collections around the country.   My inspiration is my baby boy, Hudson, and my life revolves around him, and drawing/ painting. These are my two passions and my core motivators. I am most blessed. Thank you so much for looking! You can also find me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and via my own website.

Kindly Karina Griffiths























































































Sometimes I wonder how we as such feeling and emotional beings live without a soul mate, or a couple of good friends, or a family that will always accept us for no matter who we are or choose to be. But then I really wonder if the happiness we need to attract all of these essentials into our lives is a result of pursuing something innate within us that makes us happy to the core. And then we are content and attractive to those around us. I cannot express how happy I feel when I draw. I get transported into a timeless womb, where my eyes and hands talk without words, caressing the subject matter and in some ways, translating it into my own language so that I can tell others how something makes me feel when I see it. It is a compulsion. And I don't do it enough...and when I don't do it, my soul craves the crisp lines that carve the paper and raise it into life bit by bit until it breathes......I love drawing. And I love looking at the work of others. Being inspired, moved and touched by their language. It is an honour to be here, doing what I love.

































































































































I have studied a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Drawing.    You can also find me on Facebook www.facebook.com/karinasfineart  , and via my own website, www.karinasfineart.com. Most recently, 'Rest On The Ferry' has been awarded Best Of Show in the International Ann Kullberg Members Exhibiton. I have also won First Prize "A La Mode' Category, Cardina Grand Art Show 2015, Best In Show for work under $850 at the Bayside Artshow 2014 and  been Highly Commended at the Casey Art show, the Yakkerboo Art Show, and the Bayside Art Show, Peoples Choice award for the 2014 Australian Coloured Pencil Network Exhibition, and have many commissions in private collections around the country.  I have been published in Ann Kullberg's Colored Pencil Magazine April 2015 with a 4 page step by step portrait demonstration, and the 2015 Australian Coloured Pencils Network calendar, and have my own commercial calendar for 2015, available on the website.  All of my work is available in limited edition prints.    I am a member of the Australian Coloured Pencil Network, and enjoy the feedback and constructive criticism from many coloured pencil and art groups.  

































































































































My inspiration is my baby boy, Hudson, and my life revolves around him, and drawing.  These are my two passions and my core motivators.  I am most blessed.  Thank you so much for looking! Kindly Karina



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