Studio Visit with David Flick

David Flick - Studio Visit - Idol - 2018 - photo Marie Cameron 2018 sm

Recently I had the pleasure of meeting with David Flick in Los Gatos, California. I had seen his work previously in a pop-up downtown and was very impressed with his portraits and figurative work and so when he turned up at my studio during NUMU’s Historic Home Tour this year I asked if I could visit his studio. I’m so glad I got a chance to see his work before …

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Lunch with Theodore Wores

Theodore Wores - Under the California Sun - Triton Museum of Art - photo by Marie Cameron 2018 - Blossomtime, Saratoga, California  detail - 1919 - oil on canvas

What a pleasure to learn more about Theodore Wores, California Impressionist painter (1859-1939) over my bag of almonds at the Triton Museum of Art’s Brown Bag Lunch series conducted by Deputy Director, Preston Metcalf today! The Triton has 47 of his paintings in their permanent collection, a generous gift from his wife, Caroline Bauer. A good number of these pieces were recently cleaned and restored and are included in this exhibit, Under …

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Kim Frohsin – Studio Visit

Kim Frohsin Studio Visit -6- photo Marie Cameron 2017 sm

I am absolutely smitten with Kim Frohsin‘s work! I first encountered her figurative drawings in More Than Your Selfie at New Museum Los Gatos last year and then I fell in love with her figurative painting at Connect and Collect at the Institute of Contemporary Art in San Jose (even making an early bid on her piece which I sadly did not win) in October. This year I was able …

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Rosy Day

Rosebud I - Marie Cameron - oil on canvas - 4x4in 2013 sm

Rosy day…Rosebud I, Rose Petals I and Rose Mandala IV were all sold in a special studio visit!

Charlotte Kruk – Open Studio

Me and Charlotte, Sugar! 2016 sm

Sweet! I finally got to meet Charlotte Kruk, at her open studio last weekend! I first saw her work through Image magazine (the M&M Toreador and Flamenco Dancer couture) and then I saw Let Them Bake Cake (the Marie Antoinette inspired convection made of sugar and flour bags and all the cake making ingredient trappings) at the Triton Museum of Art.  I’m such a big fan of her fun and …

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High Tea – Chez Moi!

Marie Cameron in teacup skirt with Tulip Tea I - Marie Cameron Studio - 2016 web sm

This is will be so much fun ….the Art Docents of Los Gatos will be hosting a High Tea at my studio May 10 to raise money for all the great work they do bringing art to our students! This catered event will include an artist’s talk in which I will focus on my Birds and Teacups series – my process and my motivation. Tea will be served in the …

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Lorraine Lawson – Studio Visit

Lorraine Lawson Studio - Purple Underpainting - Marie Cameron 2016 sm

Lorraine Lawson’s paintings have a spare, zen-like quality about them, which comes through in her fine and carefully balanced compositions, her restrained, often metallic palettes and suggested in her use of calligraphic references. Her work is textured and layered, but so refined, which is quite amazing considering the intensive process involved in creating these pieces!  Inspired by the time worn, weathered surfaces that bear the cultural fingerprint of places she’s encountered …

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Studio Visit with Michele Pred

Studio Visit with Michele Pred (Pill Box Hate with birth control veil and Pro Choice Purse) - Marie Cameron 2016sm

Permission to gush? I got to meet my favorite contemporary artist Michele Pred in her Oakland studio this week! I adore what she’s doing with her Pred-à-Porter line, combining iconic, vintage accessories with birth control pills and electroluminescent (EL) wire to address gender and racial equity issues. Oh, so fabulous and conceptually spot on! Unlike most political art, these pieces are not confined to a gallery space or some public …

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Studio Visit – Carole Rafferty

Carole Rafferty Portrait  2- Marie Cameron 2015 web web sm

I fell in love with one of Carole Rafferty’s paintings. Well, actually, I love all her paintings but there was one in particular that was beyond perfection. It was a little out of my budget but that didn’t stop me from seeing it in person. Maybe if I couldn’t have the painting, I could paint the artist with the painting! Carole Rafferty with Street Corner #1 I know Carole from the …

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