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San Diego Comic Con Part 1

I’m so excited to be returning to San Diego Comic Con! My booth is #4723 in the Fantasy Illustrator section, and I’m bringing lots of original artwork with me this year.

I’ve created a new original painting collection I call “Surreal Safari”, these petite oil paintings range in size from 3.5″ to 4×6″ and 5×7″. They’re an awesome way for new collectors to add an original painting to their collections, since petite paintings range in prices from $450-750+usd

I call this little cutie “Pinkie Pie”, inspired by the awesome Axolotl- they’re a amazing part of the natural world! “Pinkie Pie” is coming to San Diego Comic Con at my booth 4723 where I’ll also have prints, but if you can’t make it to the show, you can pick up a print here.

Another amazing creature I discovered this year is the Seabunny- seriously, if you’ve never heard of one, google search ‘Seabunny’ and you won’t regret it! I knew when I saw photos that I had to paint a rainbow one, so here is “Seabuns” for my Surreal Safari collection! Seanbuns will debut at booth 4723 alongside these other cute critters.

I’ve also been working on my Dorian Gray portrait to get him ready in time to join the Surreal Safari at SDCC booth 4723! He’s inspired by my favorite Oscar Wilde story, and if you’ve never read it, I highly recommend checking it out!

I’m also bringing original drawings to my booth 4723 at SDCC! I have a collection of framed 5×7″ graphite drawings I made during my travels in Europe, and I’ve been holding them for a special release. If you’re coming to the show, definitely visit early because each one is one of a kind, and once it finds a home, it’s gone baby gone!

I’m also making original artwork a part of my fan appreciation at SDCC booth 4723 for fans supporting my artwork at the show! I’m going to raffle original sketches on shikishi boards during the con, so come visit me at booth 4723 for a raffle ticket with your lovely new art goodies! I have lots more announcements for SDCC this year so stay tuned everyone!

New Customizable Prints Online

I’m back from Comicpalooza, and I’ve got big news! I’m changing things up with my ONLINE SHOPS! Now The Camilla Store on Bigcartel is my PRINT SHOP! Whohooo! I’ve set it up for you to be able to customize prints of my artwork, so that you can choose which image you want, the size you want, the paper you want, as well as if you would like it SIGNED or not. 😉

I know this is a wild turn for my prints but there are a few reasons why I’m doing this. For years, I’ve been traveling to conventions and offering con goers tons of variety of prints at different prices and papers, while making a super limited amount available online. I realize now that this isn’t fair to all those who can’t come to the shows, so I want to change that! I want to share my art library with everyone, not just those at conventions. 😉

I really respect your support for my artwork, so I want to honor that by being really honest with you about the other reason why I’m doing this.

Things are really different now than they used to be. It’s a lot more expensive nowadays to make and store a lots of prints, and that’s just the honest truth. I spend a lot of money to make the prints for everyone, especially when I get lots of comments that say “I want that as a print! Please make it!” So I do…but then not everyone who says they want, it buys it…. 🙁 It’s tough for an artist to see their supporters beg for prints on Social Media, then spend time and money making them, and lots of people who said they’d pick one up- don’t. Did you know the government taxes stock kept in inventory? That’s not fun, but it’s a reality of being an artist that you might not hear about. And, I totally understand, things come up and it’s not always possible to collect a new print.

SOooooooooo! I figure this new version of my Print Shop will be a better and more economical shop for you lovelies and for me too! You’ll get a LOT more of my images available and I don’t have to guess which images you want. YOU GET TO CHOOSE! Yay!

So I’m trying something new to give you guys more options for your budget and wall-space, by doing customizable prints! This way, you can pick your size and paper type on my Bigcartel here, and get your print made your way! This lets me offer a bigger library of print images, and I’ll be able to update it with new artwork too. I really hope you like it!

I’m excited and I hope you are too!

You guys have been so amazing in your support and enthusiasm for my Etsy shop, and deserve a big THANK YOU with all the rainbow squishes I have! My Etsy coordinator Asami has been having a blast getting to message with you and see your reviews, and work on making sure each order is packaged with love. That’s something I’ve wanted my Etsy to be about; hand-made, limited and special kinds of goodies that make their way from me to you. You are all ONE OF A KIND supporters and deserve all the love for allowing me to do what I love to do, which is bring art to the world!

I honestly love you all. You have no idea! I am SO LUCKY to have such wonderful people like you who cheer me on and support me. I hope you all have the most amazing day and if you want to email me and ask about this new shop please do! Email my main lady, Tasha aka my coordinator at info@camilladerrico.com. She’ll explain what the deal is, and Asami will also be available to chat through Etsy!

Because, fret not, my collectors! I’m still going to do Limited Edition and Exclusively Rare prints. But this new Print Shop is for all my open edition prints that are part of my convention and art library that I’ve released in person, just not online. So for all my rare and limited, one of a kind, items including closed edition prints you can still find them on my Etsy Here!

Big Squishes!!

Camilla

 

Submerged Exhibition Installation Progress

I’ve arrived in Rome for my Submerged exhibition! It feels so good to be back in such an exhilarating, beautiful and culture-filled city. I can’t help but be inspired! My newest collection for “Submerged”, opening at Dorothy Circus Gallery on the 31st, is being hung. Look at these exquisite frames!

It’s not too late to email sales@dorothycircusgallery.com for original artwork inquiries for Submerged. The opening reception will be held March 31.

I’ve created a small collection of beautiful printed vintage plates, available exclusively through Dorothy Circus Gallery for my Submerged exhibition! Each piece is carefully paired with an artwork image, featuring some of my new Submerged paintings, and some favourites! Email sales@dorothycircusgallery.com for purchase inquiries

 

Timed Release Prints to Honor International Womens Day

This International Women’s Day I’m celebrating by baring it all! I’m making my painting “Kitty Titties” available as an 11×17” signed print, and “Nips” is releasing for the very first time as a 12×12″ limited edition timed release print! From 12AM PST (Midnight) March 8th to 12PM March 10th you can collect these beauties in celebration of International Women’s Day from my eStore here!

If you’ve been following my art for any amount of time, whether it’s been a week, or for years, I hope you’ve noticed by now that I never set out to offend or put anyone down with my artwork. Life should be fun! We should be able to share art, laughter, and love. And these are the moments that brought “Kitty Titties” into the world via my paintbrush. She is a painting I made to keep in mind that when the world tries to come down on you- about your gender, or what or how you create, or who you are, you can push back and do it with a smile!

“Nips” is a painting I created in 2013 (for my “Spilled Milk” exhibition collection!), in response to years of pressure and criticism I received for depicting the nude female body in my artwork. “Nips” was my way of saying that being offended by painted breasts is as ridiculous as breasts lactating rainbows. North America often misconstrues nudity for sexuality, a belief I do not share. I grew up surrounded by European art culture through my Italian heritage and learned to appreciate how beautiful life and the human form can be whether that’s male and female, we are equal! So I’m sharing my contribution to Women’s Day as not just a female artist, or as a woman, but as a person who truly believes we must stand together in support of each other to reach equality and harmony. It’s time to free the nipple people, appreciate art for arts sake and see women and men as equals!

I hope you love these vibrant rainbow beauties as much as I loved painting them, and join me in support of Women’s Day! You can pick up one, or both, on my eStore here from March 8-10.  I’ll be donating a portion of the proceeds of “Nips” prints sold to support both the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation and Breast Cancer Research Foundation. After the order period closes I’ll print and sign them, so keep an eye open for shipping updates a few weeks after the timed release closes!

Paintings in Progress for Submerged Exhibition Dorothy Circus Gallery

 

Camilla has been a creative powderkeg for her upcoming “Submerged” exhibition! The show opens March 31th at Dorothy Circus Gallery in Rome, Italy. Here’s a look at what Camilla has been working on.

 

Some completed artworks have already been revealed! Camilla’s piece “Ajna” is an oil on wood panel painting measuring 12×12″.

Ajna and sister pieces from “Submerged” are Camilla’s first forays into full monochrome painting elements. Camilla shares some thoughts and feelings behind Ajna’s creation:
This painting is all about human perception and our role in nature. I believe we are as much as part of the earth as all the other fauna and animals, yet we don’t always see it. We need to open our third eye and truly appreciate what we are a part of and how we affect the planet.  The colors of her eyes are secondary colors because we tend to put the earth’s life second to our needs.  I believe human beings are amazing and capable of so much. Our greatest assets are compassion and intelligence which is why I wanted to show so much emotion in her. Earth is a beautiful world that is rich in color and life that should be treasured!

“Capuchina” joins the collection for Camilla’s “Submerged” exhibition! Capuchina is an 8×10″ oil on wood panel painting. It’s been some time since Camilla incorporated painting skulls into the composition of her artworks! Long time Camilla fans may remember skulls appearing in Camilla’s “Vain Remains” collection of 2009.
Are you interested to acquire a new original artwork from “Submerged” exhibition? You may sign up for digital preview by emailing sales@dorothycircusgallery.com

New Paintings For Submerged Exhibition at Dorothy Circus Gallery

Camilla has been painting up a storm for her new “Submerged” Exhibition opening at Dorothy Circus Gallery in Rome, March 31th! Camilla has a collection of 6 new paintings underway. Let’s take a look at some of their progress.

This new painting, “Fishbowl”, includes Camilla’s first ever Seabunny to appear in one of her paintings! Have you seen Seabunnies before? Google them! You won’t regret it!

We can see clues on Camilla’s palette that she was working on “Ajna”. Camilla and Dorothy Circus Gallery revealed the final image for Ajna recently. Camilla shares some thoughts about “Ajna”:
This painting is all about human perception and our role in nature. I believe we are as much as part of the earth as all the other fauna and animals, yet we don’t always see it. We need to open our third eye and truly appreciate what we are a part of and how we affect the planet.  The colors of her eyes are secondary colors because we tend to put the earth’s life second to our needs.  I believe human beings are amazing and capable of so much. Our greatest assets are compassion and intelligence which is why I wanted to show so much emotion in her. Earth is a beautiful world that is rich in color and life that should be treasured!

Camilla’s painting “Capuchina” has been revealed! These colorful skulls are a playful take on a usually macabre subject.

Camilla will be unveiling a new,  large size oil painting, “La Madre” for Submerged exhibition. This piece measures 20×24″, larger than many of Camilla’s contemporary artworks. She will be a show-stopper for sure!

Keep an eye on Camilla’s social media @camilladerrico #camilladerrico and here on the blog for more updates as artworks develop for Submerged at Dorothy Circus Gallery March 31! Are you a collector interested in acquiring an original from Submered? Drop us a line at info@camilladerrico.com

New Camilla d’Errico Designer Glasses Available

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Camilla and Coastal.com are pleased to announce their newest collaboration! Camilla d’Errico teamed up with designer Derek Cardigan on a new line of fashionable eyewear, available now through on Coastal.com .

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Frames for prescription glasses, as well as non-prescription sunglasses, are available in a variety of images and styles. Choose from Neo New York, Loveless Bird, Xiomara and The Waterwheel printed frames in rounded or aviator style frames.

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With this collaboration being so long in the making, Camilla is pleased to make beautiful eyewear available to both prescription and non prescription wearers, in styles equally amazing for women and men.

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Signed Prints Now Available 

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Signed 11×14″ Mini Prints of the painting images found in the Camilla d’Errico x Derek Cardigan Collection are now available through Coastal.com . This is the first time “The Waterwheel” has become available as a print, and the first time “Xiomara” prints have been available outside of a closed or promotional edition.

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Find signed prints of Neo New York and The Loveless Bird available on Coastal.com . As with many of Camilla’s print editions, signed prints for The Waterwheel, Xiomara, New New York and Loveless Bird will be available while supplies last.

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For more information, and to collect a pair of amazing Camilla d’Errico x Derek Cardigan, visit Coastal.com

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Mademoiselle Gatto Limited Edition Prints with 1xRun

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Camilla’s painting image “Mademoiselle Gatto” drops as a limited edition fine art print through 1xRun starting tomorrow, March 3rd. These 16×20″ fine art prints are made on heavy 300gsm Entrada Rag paper with archival inks, and come signed & numbered with a certificate of authenticity in an edition of 50pcs only.

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Mademoiselle Gatto is the first figure Camilla has depicted with a physical disability, in this case, blindness. The inspiration came from Camilla’s reflection on the animals in her life, and the bond of companionship we may have with our pets.

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Be ready for release on 1xRun’s website March 3rd here. A handful of prints are available to order combined with hand-signed Rainbow Children: The Art of Camilla d’Errico Vol 3 artbooks. Perfect for fans who are not able to make a trip to one of Camilla’s live events, these artbooks are hand-signed and ready for your collection. Collect yours here while available.

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Black Antler Full Album Now on iTunes

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Camilla’s painting collection “Sea to Sky” sparked Black Antler to create a music album inspired by Camilla’s artworks. The full album for “Sea to Sky” is now available on iTunes here.

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 Black Antler’s tracks have been described by some as ‘hauntingly beautiful’, and certainly create a dynamic facet to some of Camilla’s most beloved paintings. Preview the album, or collect the full tracks, here.

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Guillermo Del Toro: In Service of Monsters Exhibition Sept 11

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Gallery 1988 & Guillermo Del Toro present “In Service of Monsters”, an official tribute show to the worlds and characters of Guillermo Del Toro. If you’re in the Los Angeles area, be sure to mark your calendar for opening night September 11th, 7-10pm.

Camilla has chosen to interpret the character Pan from Pan’s Labyrinth for her contribution to the showing. Camilla’s piece,  “La Capra”, is an 8×10″ oil on wood painting.

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Visit Gallery 1988 from Opening Night Sept 11 through to Oct 3rd to view “In Service of Monsters”. For purchase inquiries, please contact gallery1988west@gmail.com