Camilla Jane Gittins was born in Montgomeryshire, in 1988, and grew up on a farm in the heart of Mid-Wales. She studied at Manchester College of Art & Design and obtained a BA (Hons) degree in Embroidery. After graduating, Camilla worked in London as a Creative Concept Designer for 3 years, she then moved to Amsterdam to work for Tommy Hilfiger for 6 years.
She now works as a full-time artist from her Dutch studio and calls Amsterdam her home. She creates abstract paintings and is heavily influenced by nature and the essence of her surroundings. Her paintings are sensitive reactions to the ever-changing landscapes and the connecting visible layers of land, sea and sky. She is fascinated by the depth and magnitude of the colours, layers, shapes, perspectives and patterns within nature.
Camilla’s work is characterised by her love of layering and mark making. She explores the relationship between a combination of dense and transparent layers. Her paintings feature a bold colour palette and she works in a variety of mediums: acrylic, graffiti, pastel, spray paint, graphite and embroidery. Camilla intuitively leaves untouched areas of the cotton canvas. The balance and composition within each painting is very important to her.
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