Saturday, October 5, 2019

Art UpMarket

Art UpMarket 


Art Upmarket connecting WA artists with art lovers and enthusiasts. 

Date: 19th October 2019

Time: 10am-4pm

Venue: The University of Western Australia’s Winthrop Hall (I am upstairs)



 Find the event on Facebook @artupmarket


Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Adrift Studio - pop up shop

Adrift Studio

Popping up in a lovely country town

Adrift studio set up a small pop up shop in the lovely town of Nannup, which is just under an hour from Margaret River. The flower and garden festival is an annual event for the town, and they are dressed to impress with beautiful flowers adorning the streets, market stalls and open gardens.

This was an opportunity to meet new friends, share a shop space and display both artworks and lovely handmade wooden works, which were produced in our little workshop.

Framed prints looked especially good when hung, which added some exciting colour to the space. 
Our prints are produced by Fitzgeralds at the Prolab in Perth. 
Prints can be custom ordered. 

The perfect gift for the beach house is handmade in our Margaret River workshop. These lovely shelves can be used both indoors or outdoors. Each shelf is different, as they use recycled timber and driftwood. We give them just a tiny bit of paint, so they keep their appeal. 

Contact Carmen at Adrift Studio
facebook/insta  @carmengriffencreative

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Margaret River Studio Update

Adrift Studio

Art Inspired by a love of the Ocean

I am often between two shores, both the South West Coast of WA 
and the Far North of Queensland.
It felt right to name my new website the "Adrift Studio"

It has been a busy year. I was in Cairns for the wet season at the beginning of the year. Celebrating the arrival of our new grandson and spending time with family. The season certainly held up to it's name, it was wet wet wet. Inside spare time was spent creating a couple of artworks, one is my crab, the other was an artwork for this years Cossack Exhibition.

During late April early May The Margaret River Open Studio Event was the highlight..
Nothing like having a tidy up of the art studio and garden to present to the flurry of art visitors to the region. I received lots of lovely comments about my artwork. There were some guests who spent lots of time admiring our little cottage and garden as well as the art. 
I added to the marine theme of my artworks, with some outside elements of driftwood artwork and my husband made a fantastic port hole  door for his workshop, which looked great with a painting beside it. So a lot more effort into styling the whole place to create an interesting visit for all our guests.

Evans and Tate Art Studio

I have recently taken up an opportunity at the Evans and Tate Winery Art Studio.
The original cellar door building houses a working art studio. The space is currently shared by four artists. I am honored to be a part of this group of artists. The studio has a lovely look and feel, you have the added bonus of the Winery Cellar Door, named a five star winery in James Halliday's Wine Companion.
The bonus of art and wine has benefits, add a lovely setting in the Margaret River Region and you have a nice outing on a Sunday afternoon. 

I will sign off for today, and there is lots more to catch up on, talk again soon
Happy Sailing,