Surf in Light, oil on panel, 20″ x 24″
In addition to her training at Wayne State University in Detroit and the Academy of Art College in San Francisco, Camille studied color with Impressionist Master Henry Hensche at the Cape School of Art in Provincetown, MA. She has been an invited instructor, lecturer, and panelist on the Hensche-Hawthorne approach to seeing and painting color at American Artist Magazine’s Weekend with the Masters, and a regularly featured on-stage demo artist and faculty member at PleinAir Magazine’s Annual Plein Air Convention.
Having trained in the Hensche/Hawthorne painting tradition, I deﬁne myself as a “plein-air colorist.” Like a lot of plein air painters, I am interested in capturing the beauty of nature outdoors, but my unique focus is on expressing that beauty through color. Collectors who are familiar with Impressionism as practiced by Monet and Sorolla, for example, will recognize a concern in my work for using accurate color relationships to paint the “light key” of nature — the statement of visual truth that makes what could be an ordinary scene quite beautiful.
Master-Signature Member of American Impressionist Society and American Women Artists; Signature Member of Laguna Plein Air Painters, Oil Painters of America and the California Art Club; Artist Member of the Salmagundi Club of New York
Huse Skelly Gallery
Balboa Island, CA
Winning the Purchase Award has such enormous significance for me, it’s every artist’s dream to be in a museum and my work, Lee’s Ferry Landing, will be at the Tucson Desert Art Museum for as long as I live. I’m so thankful to the American Women Artists for that opportunity.”
— Lili Ann Laurin
AWA Artists, AZ