Camille Barnes

Camille B.

Hammond, LA

About Camille B.

Camille teaches: Females 11 to 70
Males 11 to 20
Teaching since: 1995
Last sign in: Last week


Camille studied at the New Orleans Academy of Fine Art. She began teaching private lessons in 1995, and taught art in the public school system for a short time.

She has worked as a freelance artist and book illustrator since 1993, Illustrating over 15 books. The State Library of Louisiana chose her most recently illustrated book ”Goodnight Acadiana” as the sole book to represent the state for the 2012 National Book Festival in Washington D.C.

Her paintings have won numerous awards, including a national competition for members of the Portrait Society of America. Her work has been shown the national television program “How’d you get so rich” hosted by Joan Rivers.

She has done commission work for hospitals, government officials, and some really amazing people.

Note from her about classes:

My Art Classes are for older children, teens and adults.

I will guide each student through a variety of art processes in a friendly & approachable environment.

Classes introduce students to the fundamentals of drawing and traditional techniques in painting mixed-media, acrylic and/or oil. I can tailor an art program for a student’s particular interests.

Classes are conducted in my home studio in Hammond, Louisiana, or online. I can also travel to my student place, if it’s not too far away.
I have a flexible schedule allowing me to work with students as needed.

Private one-on-one lessons and group lessons are available.
(up to three people)
Discounts are available for a group.

I am compassionate, easy-going, with a friendly attitude that helps to create an environment where students can relax and feel comfortable. I am passionate about art and strive to pass on my love for onto others.
I hope you would like to learn from me.

PS. Be sure to make each day a Masterpiece!

Photos and Videos

Hazel was very hesitant at first to take lessons because she had never drawn or painted before.


Portrait Artist

Dec 2012 - Mar 2013
Visionary Design LLC

Artist chosen to paint a portrait of Governor and Mrs. Jindal’s children.

Portrait Artist

Sep 2011 - Nov 2011
Visionary Design LLC

Portrait Commission for Louisiana Department of Military – Portrait General Denton


Aug 2011 - Oct 2011
Ampersand Publishing

– Illustrated “Goodnight Acadiana” for Ampersand Publishing, Chicago, Illinois

2012 – The State Library of Louisiana has chosen ”Goodnight Acadiana” as the sole book to represent the state of Louisiana for the 2012 National Book Festival in Washington D.C. The book was also featured at the La. State book festival, and the artist was asked to be a guest speaker at the event.

Freelance Artist

Oct 2007 - Jan 2008
Visionary Design LLC

Two portrait Commissions by the Lamarque family of New Orleans, one of these were shown on the TV program: “How’d you get so rich?” hosted by Joan Rivers.

Freelance Book illustrator

Apr 1993 - Mar 2006

Illustrated approximately 15 Educational/Historical books.



Apr 2013 - Apr 2013
National Portrait Society


Jan 1980 - Mar 1984
New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts

Languages Spoken

American Sign Language (ASL)

Limited Proficiency


National award

Nov 2013
Portrait Society of America

Art competition winner

Apr 2006
Louisiana Art and Artist Guild


Society of Children's Writers and Illustrators

Jun 2012

The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization, is one of the largest existing organizations for writers and illustrators. It is the only professional organization specifically for those individuals writing and illustrating for children and young adults in the fields of children’s literature, magazines, film, television, and multimedia. Our mission is to support the creation and availability of quality children’s books around the world. We accomplish this by fostering a vibrant community of individuals who bring books for young readers to the public including writers, illustrators, translators, editors, publishers, agents, librarians, educators, booksellers, bloggers, enthusiasts and others. We provide education and support for these individuals and the community through our awards, grants, programs and events. We strive to increase the quality and quantity of children’s books in the marketplace, and act as a consolidated voice for writers and illustrators of children's books worldwide.

Portrait Society of America

Jun 2011

The Portrait Society is committed through its mission to providing educational resources to anyone interested in technical information, traditional aesthetics and the history of figurative art and portraiture. We offer complementary copies of The Art of the Portrait Journal and International Artist Magazine to all of our members. Additionally, we contribute to each issue of American Art Collector Magazine on topics related to portraiture and figurative art today.

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4 Reviews on Camille B.

Sherry Jan 14, 2016
Painting · Online
Verified Student
Camille is very talented. She knows how to approach the subject and helps you make wise decisions in your art piece. I was "stuck" on the piece I am working on and she made it exciting again. I am looking forward to the next lesson.
Rachel Billiot Oct 9, 2015
Illustration · Online
Camille, Is a very talented artist. I first met Camille when I was looking far someone to illustrate my children's book. It was as though she could read my mind. The illustrations were beautiful. There was page to page color. Everyone who buys the book can''t stop talking about the beautiful art work. I'm so glad I chose her. Not only for the great work illustrating my book,but I think of her as a friend. Very much satisfied and a great experience.
Bonnie Oct 6, 2015
Camille has made a name for herself as an artist. Her work is amazing, and her character speaks for itself. She has done various art work for me over the years, and she will always be the first person I hire when it comes to art related projects. My mom has learned to paint under Camille's instruction, and my mom proudly frames and displays her beautiful paintings in her home. Camille will guide you with a gentle spirit, transferring her love for art to her students. If you want to learn from the best, Camille is your instructor.
Kathy Oct 5, 2015
Painting · In studio
Camille makes the learning process fun! She is patient, knowledgeable and talented...all the qualities of an excellent instructor. Camille is an accomplished artist (her still life and landscape paintings done in the realism style are beautiful!) and she eagerly shares this experience with her students. Whether you are a beginner or have experience, whether you are young or old, Camille will guide you at your own pace. Her relaxed manner and sense of humor encourages you to be creative and enjoy painting. She is definitely the instructor of choice!
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