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!
Artist chosen to paint a portrait of Governor and Mrs. Jindal’s children.
Portrait Commission for Louisiana Department of Military – Portrait General Denton
– 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.
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.
Illustrated approximately 15 Educational/Historical books.
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.
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.