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Camilla d’Errico  Vancouver, BC, Canada


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About Camilla


“Camilla’s Girls” are unusually stunning, doe-eyed and magnificently colorful female characters. Beneath the exterior beauty, you come face-to-face with an image reminiscent of something that you can’t define. Look a little closer, not with your eyes but with your soul, and you will realize that you are looking at a reflection of yourself.

Camilla’s Girls capture and express that complexity, richness and mystery that characterize all women. They are beyond cute; they are subtly erotic, beguilingly sexy, and deceptively innocent. Each girl is exposed to the watchful eyes, admiration’s and even judgments of the public. Despite being observed, caught in that moment’s emotions, she never flinches, never hints at anything but an underlying poise and dignity. She may seem naive and fragile, but she has an underlying confidence and strength, which says, “You can look, but you can’t touch – unless I tell you to”.

A distinguishing trait of Camilla’s paintings is that each girl is different, you never know what her next girl will express. Will it be vanity, playfulness, caring, desire, excitement, longing, curiosity, lust, surprise, sadness” In the myriad emotions that can be felt when observing Camilla’s paintings, there is one common characteristic: intensity. This intensity is forged from the primal femininity of each girl, as she grabs you and pulls you closer. You are riveted and intrigued, starving for more of the emotions so openly conveyed through the expressions of a girl.


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Over the past year I have taken interest in manga, not so much reading manga books, but drawing manga characters. These characters, are very unique and like nothing I have seen before. I LOVE them!

Aww, very cute and anime-ish ^^

I would be greatly disappointed of Camilla stopped doing these innocent yet haunting characters in her art.. they draw you in and each girl is distinctly different in a way that anyone can find one to identify with. I also think the 'big eyes' coupled with unusual imagery attracts a newer, younger generation of art appreciators, as well as those of us who love anime/manga.

yes, it's big eyed girls again, but there is more to the symbolisim than that, she doesn't read like the typical 'cutie pie' when you take a moment and digest the symbols
Ie: raven on the shoulder
boy passing honeycomb through a kiss
try looking with an unbiased eye

Not saying it's art for the ages but I do see something beyond the doe eyed girl.
they are allegories - try reading them again.

I checked out her website.
I can't really say I'm too impressed. I used to draw stuff like this all over my notebooks in school, because that was all I could draw.

It bores me to see artists who clearly never challenge themselves or leave their comfort zone. All of her "characters" are identical except for a different hair color or slightly different pose.

This is a problem with a lot of popular artists today, they never ever surprise you. Take Audrey Kawasaki for example. Beautiful, ethereal work - but it never changes. You always know exactly what to expect with her, she never pushes herself further or tries something different. Its totally redundant, which is a shame too because in both cases there's talent.

They just choose not to grow as artists.

Her work is nice but i'm not agree with some things that i read in her description, however i see that she has good drawing and she is good in her manga style.

The blonde girl and yellow snake make a wonderful match. Finally a snake portrayed as a peaceful symbol opposed to the evil ambient that most artists pair it with. I've recently grown to change my opinion about snakes as being evil. We're used to think very stereotypical. Bravo!

i love the contrasting points put forth by all the "characters" as it were , that are shown here - in conjunction with the big blue eyes it makes for an interesting artwork

more big eyed girls....

is anyone else absolutely tired of this style of painting? the big eyes, fairy-like characters and mood, same colors, etc. it's monotonous.

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