Category Archives: Press Releases

Camilla Returns to STGCC Singapore Expo Sept 12-13

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Camilla returns to Singapore Toy, Game & Comic Expo September 12-13! It has been several years since Camilla’s last visit to Singapore, and Camilla has big plans for her guest appearance at this year’s event. Visit Camilla in Hall B, Booth B29 for prints, STGCC Exclusive Prints, original hand-painted toys, merchandise, convention-exclusive goodies and more.

The STGCC Exhibition Hall hours are:

Sept 12: 10am-9pm

Sept 13: 10am-8pm

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STGCC Events

Camilla is scheduled to appear in the STCC Walk of Fame 

September 12th: 2-3pm

September 13th: 3:30-4:30pm

View Camilla’s contribution to the “Women in Comics in the 21st Century” panel Saturday September 12th. This panel begins 4:15pm on the Stage, and runs until 5pm.

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STGCC Exclusives

Both Camilla and STGCC love exclusives, and we know you love them too! Camilla is bringing an edition of 30 signed & numbered, hand-embellished fine art prints of “Tree of Life”, pictured above.  “Tree of Life” fine art prints will retail for $35usd and $47sgd. These prints are made on 300gsm entrada paper, and embellished by hand with gold paint.

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“Symbiotic Friends” zippered pouches are coming to STGCC. Only 20 have been made, and will not to made again. These pouches will retail for $20usd and $27sgd. Collect yours, or have a friend pick one up, at Camilla’s booth B29.

Hand Painted Artworks

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Camilla is bringing one of a kind hand-painted toys and small original artworks to STGCC.  Camilla has painted 3 resin Tentacle Crowns from our Killer Tentacle Octopus x Camilla crown collab. Each is one-of-a-kind, and will be sold separately with certificate of authenticity.

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Camilla brings 4 hand-painted Fonzo vinyl toys, and 2 hand painted Dark Horse x Hellboy vinyl toys to STGCC. Original 3D painted toys will retail between $325-400usd ea/$445-550sgd ea.

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Camilla does not paint designer vinyl toys very often, so STGCC is a special chance to acquire a smaller affordable original oil painted piece. Visit Camilla’s STGCC BoothB29 early for the most availability.

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Prints

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Camilla is bringing a selection of 11×14″ and 8×10″ prints to STGCC BoothB29! Collect your favourites, and have Camilla sign them at booth B29 and Camilla’s scheduled signing at the Walk Of Fame.

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Plush & Goodies

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Camilla’s cuddly plush Kuro & Specter plush from Camilla’s Tanpopo graphic novel will be available at booth B29, along with convention exclusive postcards & goodies.

Do you have any questions about Camilla at STGCC, or would like to schedule an interview? Email info@camilladerrico.com for details.

Madame Butterfly Timed Release Aug 1-3

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Camilla’s painting image “Madame Butterfly” is coming to The Camilla Store as a 16×20″ Timed Release Fine Art Print, releasing for 48hrs only, August 1st 9AM PST. These prints will come signed & numbered, printed on 300gsm Entrada paper with archival inks and matching certificates of authenticity.

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Madame Butterfly is a pivotal piece from Camilla’s 10th anniversary exhibition, “Beauty In the Breakdown”, and became an instant fan-favourite. Camilla expertly juxtaposes the brightness of her colours with the depth of her figure’s expression. Truly, there is beauty in unrest, and vibrancy in Camilla’s palette. For Camilla, butterflies embody fragility and impermanence; making the tattoo a poignant visual comment on holding something dear to us longer than it may last. Madame Butterfly is a piece we hope you invite into your collection during this timed release, before she flies away.

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Embellished print pictured.

Madame Butterfly has been a fine art print once before, as an SDCC2015 Exclusive oversize-format 20×24″ print featuring hand-painted embellishments. A very few remaining prints will be available for sale August 1st here.

Timed Release Prints

Madame Butterfly 16×20″ Prints are a Timed Release, meaning the edition will be set to the number of prints ordered during the 48hr order period.  After the order period closes, the edition is set, and will not be made again. Please anticipate 4-6 weeks production period. You may preview the Timed Release print here.

Camilla’s SDCC Exclusives Roundup

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Camilla’s SDCC Exclusives are dynamite! This year, fans attending SDCC will find a new SDCC Exclusive edition of Camilla x Modify Watches “TriHart” watch with fashionable black straps. These watches are strictly a limited edition of 25pcs only, and will retail for $55ea. IF any watches remain after SDCC, remainders will become available on The Camilla Store. Every limited watch edition Camilla has made has sold out,  so visit booth 4723 early.

Fine Art Prints

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Hand-embellished Fine Art Prints made with 300gsm Entrada fine art paper and archival inks are coming to SDCC Booth 4723 in very limited signed & numbered editions of 15pcs. Madame Butterfly releases as a magnificent 20×24″ print,  each one hand-embellished with gold paint, pictured above.

+1Up Power Activate! Peach Pie releases as a 16×16″ Fine Art Print, hand-embellished with gold paint in a signed & numbered edition of 15 pieces only. Peach Pie Fine Art Prints will retail for $150ea.

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Princess Tickle Trunk releases as a 16×20″ Fine Art Print on 300gsm Entrada rag paper, signed & numbered with matching certificate in an edition of 15pcs. Princess Tickle Trunk Fine Art Prints will retail for $100ea.

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More SDCC Exclusive Prints

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Tortoise Refuge releases as a print for the first time, and will be an SDCC Exclusive, limited to only 30 pieces made, signed & numbered on 300gsm Entrada paper. These prints will retail for $55ea.

Fuzzy Little Fruit Flan releases as a SDCC Exclusive run of only 30 pieces. These prints will retail for $35ea.

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Petite Prints

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Limited edition signed & numbered petite 5×7″ prints are coming to SDCC! Lovemelon, Butterfly Kisses, and Moth Be Got release as editions of 50pcs. These prints will retail for $15ea.

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A special Inverse version of Butterfly Kisses will be available as an extremely limited signed & numbered edition of 10pcs only. Last year’s inverse Twizzler prints edition sold out the first night of SDCC. Visit Camilla’s booth 4723 early to collect yours!

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Original Artwork

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Camilla is bringing many original artworks to SDCC, all of which are one-of-a-kind pieces. Many of these pieces have not yet been revealed on social media, so booth visitors are in for pleasant surprises seeing these new pieces for the first time. These artworks are exclusive to the show, so if you can’t make it in person, maybe a friend can grab one for you!

Madame Butterfly Timed Release July 24-26

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Camilla’s Madame Butterfly painting is amazing, and as we’ve seen, makes for a spectacular Fine Art Print (with one of our favourite blog taglines to date). However, we know not everyone can attend SDCC for a very limited hand-embellished print.

Madame Butterfly will be release as an affordable 16×20″ Timed Release fine art print retailing for $85ea, starting July 24th, 9am PST for 48hrs only on The Camilla Store. Orders will close July 26th at 9am PST. These prints are a distinctly separate edition in print size and edition number, and will not be hand-embellished. Madame Butterfly 16×20″ Timed Release prints will be printed on 300gsm Entrada paper with archival inks, signed & numbered in the edition set by the number of orders.

Be sure to sign up to Camilla’s newsletter for release info.

Keen on a  large format hand-embellished SDCC Exclusive edition? Find details here.

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SDCC Hand-Embellished 20×24″ Print Pictured Here

Camilla Returns to San Diego Comic Con- Part 1

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Camilla returns to San Deigo Comic Con at booth 4723, and brings many new  prints, originals, apparel releases, convention exclusive goodies, and more!

Schedule 

Comic Con Exhibitors Hall is open:

Preview Night Wed., July 8: 6:00–9:00 PM
Thurs., July 9–Sat., July 11: 9:30 AM–7:00 PM
Sun., July 12: 9:30 AM–5:00 PM

Panels & Live Painting

Camilla contributes to a live panel, titled “Science Fiction & Sex”, taking place;

Friday, 7/10/15, 11:30a.m. – 12:30p.m., Room: 24ABC

Autograph Area Signing: Friday AA09 01:00 PM – 02:00 PM

Sounds exciting! There will be goodies given away during the panel, so be sure to mark your schedule. Camilla will be signing afterwards in the AA09, so feel welcome to bring your books, prints or other goodies for signing.

Camilla will be Live Painting at Holbein’s booth 5104 Saturday July 11th from 10am-11am. Watch Camilla work her magic with her favourite painting materials, ask questions or snap a photo together afterwards.

Comic Con Exclusive Prints

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Camilla is releasing small editions of very special hand embellished fine art prints this year only at San Diego Comic Con. These editions will be signed & numbered, printed on high quality Entrada rag paper with archival inks, and hand-embellished with gold paint by Camilla.

Madame Butterfy, pictured above, will be available as a hand-embellished, signed & numbered edition of 15 pieces only. These magnificent large-format prints will be available for $200ea.
Camilla’s Madame Butterfly image will be available at a later date in a smaller sized, not-embellished, timed release print of a different edition quantity.

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Peach Pie releases as a hand-embellished 16×16″ Fine Art Print signed & numbered in an edition of 15 pieces only. These hand-embellished Peach Pie fine art prints will retail for $150ea.

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Princess Tickle Trunk releases for the first time as a signed & numbered 16×20″ Fine Art Print, limited to 15pcs only. Princess Tickle Trunk Fine Art Prints will be available for $100ea.

These large sized Fine Art Prints will be available at Camilla’s booth 4723. If any prints remain after SDCC, they will become available on The Camilla Store, but cannot be guaranteed for online availability. Can’t make it to the show? Consider asking a friend to pick one up for you!

More New SDCC Exclusive Prints

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Fuzzy Little Fruit Flan is available as a San Diego Comic Con Exclusive print. Only 30 prints are made, and these prints will not be re-printed, collect yours at Booth 4723. Tortoise Refuge joins Camilla’s SDCC Exclusives, with only 30 made, collect yours early at Camilla’s booth 4723.

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Limited Edition Petite Prints

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Camilla releases 4 new editions of 5×7″ signed & numbered Petite Prints on 300gsm Entrada paper. These adorable little prints number editions of 50pcs only. Sweets & Treats images “Buttefly Kisses” and “Moth Be Got” release at Camilla’s SDCC booth 4723, along with Camilla’s new painting image “Lovemelon”.

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New 8×10″ Prints

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Camilla releases a new lineup of 8×10″ prints at SDCC! These prints will feature some images from her Beauties & Beasties series,  as well as Gelatotoro from Sweets & Treats. Quantities are limited, so visit Camilla’s booth 4723 early.

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Books

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Camilla will have copies of Tanpopo GN1 and GN2 at booth 4723 in limited quantities. Ask about copies with an original sketch inside!

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Camilla will have copies her best selling Pop Manga at booth 4723 along with special  Pop Manga themed giveaway goodies. Visit early before they disappear!

New Apparel

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Jump for joy! New apparel releases from Camilla x Nuvango are coming to SDCC Booth 4723. New Mens & Womens cut Fukurou, Wolfling and Inverse Dream Melt tshirts & ladies tanktops debut at SDCC. Models are pictured in Medium Sized apparel- these tshirts are fitted, though have some stretch to them!

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Original Artwork

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Camilla is bringing original artworks of a variety of sizes and mediums to SDCC Booth 4723. Original framed drawings will start from an affordable $135 and each be one-of-a-kind. Visit Camilla’s booth 4723 early in the show for the most selection.

Beauties & Beasties Petite Paintings

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Beauties & Beasties original framed paintings will be available for sale through an online preview July 6th. Paintings sold during this preview will be on display at SDCC, but no longer available for sale. Sign up for online preview by emailing info@camilladerrico.com

New Prints

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New 12×12″ and 11×14″ Prints are coming to San Diego Comic Con booth 4723! Fans visiting SDCC will find new prints of Soots Away!, Bubble Bubble Toil & Trouble, Croc-O-Hug,  Mademoiselle Gatto and more.

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Stay tuned for more SDCC release details and updates, and follow along on Facebook, Twitter @helmetgirl and instagram @camilladerrico .

Learn Imaginative Drawing With Camilla Online

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Camilla’s first online drawing tutorial with Skillshare is a smashing success! Camilla and Skillshare have teamed up on a new lesson for Imaginative Drawing: Developing Concept Art Characters. Camilla is a natural when it comes to teaching, with many years of experience delivering workshops, panels, presentations and a How To Draw book under her belt. Learn to draw “GoldyLocks, pictured above, together with Camilla online here.

Camilla’s Beauties & Beasties Painting Series Is Coming

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This week Camilla announced her upcoming “Beauties & Beasties” painting series. Beauties & Beasties is Camilla’s 2nd annual petite painting series after Sweets & Treats. Last year, Sweets & Treats was made up of 9 framed petite original 5×7″ paintings.

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"Lemon Drop" 2014
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“Moth Begot” 2014
"Butterfly Kisses" 2014
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"Gelatotoro" 2014
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"Honeydew" 2014
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"Flowl" 2014
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"Strawberries And Shortcake" 2014
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"Twizzler" 2014
“Twizzler” 2014

Last year, Sweets & Treats completely sold out during their debut at San Diego Comic Con.

Camilla’s Beauties & Beasties paintings will be approximately 5×7″. These original pieces will be priced in affordable ranges for both new and experienced collectors. Beauties & Beasties will debut for electronic preview this coming July.

How To Acquire An Original Beauty or Beastie

Email info@camilladerrico to inquire interest in an invitation to online preview for original paintings. Paintings will be priced in the range of $650-$950.  More information will be distributed as it becomes available. Keep an eye on Camilla’s social media; Instagram @camilladerrico , Facebook, Twitter @helmetgirl or Tumblr for new work-in-process and painting images.

This regal little hedgehog for Beauties & Beasties is feeling very colourful!

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Timed Release Fine Art Print Coming May 8-10

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Camilla’s painting image “Eenie Meenie Miny & Mo” is coming as a timed release fine art print. Painted for Camilla’s Niji Bambini exhibition at Tara McPherson’s Cotton Candy Machine Gallery,  this piece was a much-loved contribution to the showing, and very fittingly exemplified the exhibitions’ name; ‘Rainbow Children’.

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Eenie Meenie Miny & Mo releases as a Timed Release Fine Art Print on 16×20″ 300gsm moab entrada rag paper printed with archival inks. Prints will be signed & numbered with accompanying certificate of authenticity.  Watch for release on The Camilla Store here.

Timed Release

Timed release prints means that orders open at  9 AM PST ( 12pm EST), and orders will be collected for a period of 72 hours only. Once orders are closed, the edition is set to the number of prints ordered within that timeframe. These limited edition Fine Art Prints will not be reprinted in the future, so collect yours while orders are open, before they close for good!

After orders close, orders will be collected, prints printed and shipped to Camilla for signing, then sent for the individual fulfillment process to head to their new homes. Please anticipate approximately 4-6 weeks for this process.

Please note Eenie Meenie Miny & Mo Fine Art Prints ship direct and separately, and are not eligible for combined shipping with other Camilla Store items. Combined purchases may receive a separate shipping balance invoice.

Sign up to Camilla’s newsletter here for release details and notifications as we approach release date. You can preview the print details here.

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Beauty In The Breakdown Preview & Interview

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Beauty In The Breakdown is here! Camilla celebrates 10 years in independent practice tonight at Thinkspace Gallery. It’s serendipitous that Camilla started her practice at age 24, and celebrates it 10 years later with a collection of 24 artworks!

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Exhibition preview is now LIVE here, check out all of Camilla & Sarah Joncas new artworks for the exhibition. Email purchase inquiries to contact@thinkspacegallery.com Camilla is attending opening reception tonight, Feb 28th at Thinkspace Gallery. Limited Edition signed & numbered Fine Art Prints of “Kitty Titties” will release for purchase at opening. If any prints remain after opening, they will be available through thinkspacegallery.com

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“Queen Beeatrice” is one of Camilla’s new oil on wood panel paintings for Beauty In The Breakdown. Superfan Darla shares a poem Beeatrice inspired;

She replaced her heart with honey comb, and filled it with her thoughts. To attract her little honey bees, to fill the empty spots – Darla P.

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Camilla answered some fun and thoughtful questions for Beauty In The Breakdown.

1. When do you get the most painting done? Morning, Noon, Night, Middle of the Night/Morning?
-If you can believe it I’m both a night owl and a morning person so most of my work is done in the am and late late at night. I think I spent a couple of months going to bed at 4am and getting up at 9am while painting some of these pieces. Not much sleep was had, but it was worth it. I never regret my sleepless nights and days because I’m so motivated and inspired that if I had it my way I’d pull two months of all nighters if it wouldn’t kill me.
2. Have you ever accidentally drank or was about to drink the dirty ‘paint’ water?
-Full disclosure….yes…hangs head in shame. I totally dunked my paint brush in my tea and didn’t realize it until I had a sip. Not surprising fact; Holbein Oil paints don’t taste good.
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3. What inspired the direction of your work for the upcoming show?
-This show is my 10yr anniversary show so I spent some time thinking about my journey as an artist over the past decade, from the beginning to present and was really fascinated by the journey my work seemed to take. People reflect who they are in their art and seeing who I was back then and who I am now was something that I wanted to explore. The work is an exploration of the many facets of myself as an artist and person so there is a wide variety of themes rather than one singular one. I equated it to a parfait, there is a layer of playfulness, sadness, romanticism and even the bizarre. Each piece is inspired by a different faction of myself but also a mixture of past and present. I am a hopeless romantic to this day but I’ve changed in 10 years, from a single girl to a married woman. I can look back at my early work and see a lot of themes of unrequited love, heartbreak and passion but rather than repeat that theme I wanted to blend it with who I am now, so its a more mature view about love I think.
4. What other artists work are you ‘fan-girling’ over right now? 
-I am head over heels for Hikari Shimoda right now. I just had a show with her in NYC at Cotton Candy Machine and seeing her work in person was unbelievable. There is so much depth and layers in her work that will blow you away. She’s a total sweet heart so that makes her art that much more beautiful to me. I could look at her work for hours its so good.
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3. What inspired the direction of your work for the upcoming show?
-This show is my 10yr anniversary show so I spent some time thinking about my journey as an artist over the past decade, from the beginning to present and was really fascinated by the journey my work seemed to take. People reflect who they are in their art and seeing who I was back then and who I am now was something that I wanted to explore. The work is an exploration of the many facets of myself as an artist and person so there is a wide variety of themes rather than one singular one. I equated it to a parfait, there is a layer of playfulness, sadness, romanticism and even the bizarre. Each piece is inspired by a different faction of myself but also a mixture of past and present. I am a hopeless romantic to this day but I’ve changed in 10 years, from a single girl to a married woman. I can look back at my early work and see a lot of themes of unrequited love, heartbreak and passion but rather than repeat that theme I wanted to blend it with who I am now, so its a more mature view about love I think.
4. What other artists work are you ‘fan-girling’ over right now? 
-I am head over heels for Hikari Shimoda right now. I just had a show with her in NYC at Cotton Candy Machine and seeing her work in person was unbelievable. There is so much depth and layers in her work that will blow you away. She’s a total sweet heart so that makes her art that much more beautiful to me. I could look at her work for hours its so good.
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5. What motivated you to choose the life/career of an artist? 
-Poor life choices. Ha ha no I’m kidding. The truth is that I always wanted to be an artist since I was a kid. Anyone that knows me knows that even as a kid all I was interested in was drawing and watching cartoons…and dinosaurs. I would have been a paleontologist if I didn’t have such fair skin and burned like a lobster in a pot whenever I’m in the sun for 10 minutes. So I put all my eggs in the artist basket and worked hard to develop my style and career and I love it. I get to be a big kid and its great.
6. What brand of paint so you use? What’s your favorite color and brush right now?
-I get asked this a lot, I use Holbein DUO oils. They are so delightful! I am in love with Ice Green, its like a soft teal that I wish I could just paint my entire house with, it would be so magical.
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7. How long does it take to complete a single piece? Do you work on multiple pieces at one time?
-Honestly it depends on the size and elements in the painting, plus how much energy I have during my painting sessions. I don’t even know how to measure how long it takes sometimes because I can work on a painting for a week from morning till the wee hours of the night. It can take anywhere from a month to a week and a half of hardcore painting and I tend to work on one at a time so it keeps things straightforward in my mind.
8. What creative person; artist, musician, director, family member etc…  has had the most influence or inspired your own artistic voice?
-That’s a HUGE question  like casting a net into an ocean that connects to a lake. I don’t know that I have ONE person that has inspired me the most but rather a cast of characters that I can say have influenced me over the years. If I had to narrow it down to the people who have inspired me to be myself and given me the confidence to express myself freely then I’d say it would be my sisters, my bff and my ever supportive husband. The people who are closest to me have given me the support that I needed to be myself without worrying that I had to edit myself.
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9. What do you know now, that you wish you would have known when first embarking on your artistic career?
I didn’t know that being an artist was also a business. I think with my heart first and my instinct is to just go with the passionate side of art without considering the consequences. It would have been great if I had known to consider the pragmatic side of being an artist I think I would have been better prepared for what it means to be a professional artist now.
10. If your could invite 5 people dead or alive to a dinner party, who would be on your guest list and what’s on the menu?
Oh my gosh…i kinda want to invite a guest list of fictional characters. I’ll answer this in two parts. Real life…hmm…. Leonardo DaVinci, Albert Einstein, Ian Somerhalder, Jane Austin and Cleopatra. I couldn’t imagine a crazier cast for a wildly inspiring dinner party! We’d eat a gigantic Italian meal that is 7 courses of carby goodness and end it with a glass of grappa over gelato. If I could have a dinner party with fictional characters I’d hate Damon Salvatore, Daryl Dixon, Dean Winchester, Mindy Lahiri and Tuxedo Mask. We would eat chinese take out because with that ensemble you know that its a safe bet, but i think by the end of the dinner half of us would be dead. It would be a memorable night thought and that’s what life’s all about afterall.
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Folks in the Culver City area, join Camilla at opening reception tonight at Thinkspace Gallery 6pm-9pm. RSVP here.
View full exhibition preview on Thinkspace Gallery’s Website and email purchase inquiries to contact@thinkspacegallery.com