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Zodiac Installed at Haven Gallery

My Zodiac solo collection is all installed at Haven Gallery in New York and ready for opening reception tonight 6-8PM EST! I’m here at Haven Gallery in attendance for reception and looking forward to meeting everyone at opening night. You can preview my collection online here and email info@havenartgallery.com for online inquiries to original artworks. Prints are available now online too on my Custom Print Shop and on Etsy.

Zodiac Exhibition Opens May 11 at Haven Gallery

I’m so pleased to get to share with you all my next solo collection I’m creating for Haven Art Gallery, opening May 11th.  Preview the collection online here. The Zodiac has always been something dear to my heart and a way of connecting with my family and others around me. In the Zodiac, there are 12 signs. Each sign has its specific qualities, personalities and characteristics that tell how they will interact with the world around them, be it people or life itself.

We can, as humans, connect with the stars themselves through the zodiac. Astrology determines how these constellations relate to human activity and connect us with celestial phenomena. Each sign represents specific characteristics of behaviour and personality traits that dictate the roles that we play in the world. Their archetypal nature helps to give us an understanding of a sense of purpose in the universe.

When painting the Zodiac, I wanted to create images that blended my knowledge and love of the star signs with what each sign’s traits mean to me personally through my experiences. We all are unique, yet when we look at the horoscope we can identify similar traits in others that bring us together. The zodiac tethers people together in a mystical way.

I’ll be travelling to Haven Art Gallery to attend opening reception May 11th for the debut of my Zodiac solo exhibition collection. I hope to see some of you at opening reception 6-8pm at Haven Gallery! Please inquire original artworks for your collection by emailing info@havenartgallery.com and Preview the collection here.

Prints of my Zodiac collection are launching on my Custom Print shop here on May 11th!

New Painting for Dorothy Circus Gallery Mother & Child Exhibition

This is my newest painting “Gaia” I created for Dorothy Circus Gallery’s Mother & Child exhibition opening in London April 13th. Motherhood to me means many things , the love for my mother who carried me into this world and gave me life, the connectivity of women around the world, growing life within and bringing it into the world. But what I wanted to paint was Mother Nature the first and true mothe of the Earth. “Gaia” creates all life on earth, she protects and nurtures us with her body. She gives us a moment on this earth that begins and ends but is filled with beauty and possibilities. So I would like to honor the Mother of our Earth with this portrait of her.

You can inquire adding this original oil painting to your collection by emailing info@dorothycircusgallery.uk or add a print of her to your collection from my custom print shop here.

Fruition Exhibition Opening Tonight at Artists Republic

 

I’m excited to announce I’ve contributed a new painting to Trekell x Artists Republic Gallery’s group exhibition, Fruition! The show opens tonight 6-9pm. If you’re in the Anaheim area, you should definitely check it out!

All the paintings for this show are made on Trekell’s 14″x14″ floating frame wood panels. I love painting on Trekell wood panels, so it was a great fit! I call this piece “Pink Lemonade”. Aren’t those lemons just the juciest, and the bees so fuzzy! If you’re interested in the original artwork for your collection, please email info@artists-republic.com I’m bringing some prints with me to Stan Lee’s LA Comic Con booth 117 this weekend, and online fans can find custom prints available here.

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

Available Originals Online

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Camilla is pleased to announce original artwork acquisition is now available directly through camilladerrico.com . Art collectors now have the option to access Camilla’s Available Originals page here, and view available original artworks. Are you an art collector? E-mail us at info@camilladerrico.com to receive the log-in information to access Camilla’s Available Originals online.

If you have questions about alternative payment methods, please email info@camilladerrico.com to explore options in adding an original Camilla artwork to your collection.

Art Collector Starter Kit at Corey Helford Gallery

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Camilla’s newest oil on wood painting, “Puff” is on view at Corey Helford Gallery’s Art Collector Starter Kit 3. The original piece is sold, but fans have until August 15th to view the exhibition in persion.

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Puff is Camilla’s first time painting a dragon in full colour. Camilla uses  Holbein’s Aqua Duo water soluble oils on wood panel, and after many layers, her characters come to life as both vibrant and delicately supple figures.

Camilla receives many questions about where she gets her frames- the answers are many of them are imported from the UK, found on Etsy, or at boutiques near to Camilla. Camilla’s frames are always exquisite!

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Keep an eye on Camilla’s social media Facebook, Instagram @camilladerrico , twitter @helmetgirl and the Camilla blog for new paintings in development. Looking to acquire an available original? Email info@camilladerrico.com for details.

Camilla’s Hatsune Miku for Gallery Nucleus

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Camilla contributes to Gallery Nucleus & Crypton Future Media’s official “Hatsune Miku Dreams of Electric Sheep” exhibition! The exhibition is on now until July 19th, with pieces contributed by many skillful artists interpreting Hatsune Miku.

Camilla loves Hatsune Miku, with several toys and licensed goods being a part of our respective collections. Sweet little lovebirds are a part of Camilla’s interpretation, above. You can view Camilla’s piece, titled “Chidori”,  in-person at Gallery Nucleus at

Gallery Nucleus
210 E. Main Street
Alhambra, CA 91801

For acquisition inquiries, please contact info@gallerynucleus.com

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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