Watercolour and gold leaf on Arches watercolour paper
20 x 16 inches
Camille King (born Trinidad, West Indies, lives in Canada)
Camille has been exhibiting on and off for a number of years. She has participated in solo and group shows in Florida, England, and the West Indies. With a background in graphic design, a BFA with a major in Painting and a minor in Art History, a post-graduate diploma in Arts Management, and a Masters in Cultural Studies, she has taught at secondary and tertiary levels both in Trinidad and Ontario.
Camille's works are in private collections in Trinidad and the United States and had pieces specially commissioned for the University of the West Indies , as well as art work on a couple of book covers and calendars. Camille is a former member of Women in Art Trinidad & Tobago (WIATT), and the Art Society of Trinidad & Tobago (ASTT).
The current work explores a sense of self and separation, integrating elements of memory and lived experience while re-examining the idea of where is home. It can be difficult to find one’s visual voice through external voices and opinions, and new environments, though well-meaning, which has often clouded the direction I am interested in exploring, and am in the process of departing from those pressures.
Inspired by the works of Winslow Homer (USA), Jackie Hinkson (T&T), and their use of the quality of light, water-colour has been my media of choice since secondary school.