Margaret River and Cairns
My paintings reflect my love of the Ocean.
Carmen Griffen is on an artistic voyage that seeks to discover her love of the Ocean and translate this to an artwork.
Often feeling adrift, currently living and traveling between two distant shores, both the Far North of Queensland and the South West of Western Australia. Fossicking her surroundings is part of the journey of an artwork. Wandering beaches, rivers, wharves and the elements that define a scene which can help inspire paint onto canvas.
Paintings are a combination of detail and big brush strokes that gives a perception of freedom on the canvas. My paintings can swim a spectrum of colour and form. The surprise to me is often in the journey that brings a painting to life. It is this surprise that keeps me at the easel for long stints at a time.