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Camille Przewodek

In Camille’s own words . . . “In 1980, Henry Hensche (1901-1992) ‘opened my eyes’ by introducing me to Monet’s impressionist tradition of seeing and painting color with the influence of light. Hensche, who had assisted famed American Impressionist Charles Hawthorne (1872-1930) at the Cape School of Art since 1930, changed the way I perceived shadows, which were no longer dark shapes, but were filled with color. I also learned that conveying the shape of objects was accomplished through the interaction of colors. And as the colors changed, so did the form. Hensche changed forever the way in which I see color, helping me understand the fundamental principles of impressionism.”

Impressionism, which has come to mean “the effect of light on color,” demands that the artist pay conscious, careful attention to what she sees and how she sees it. Camille continually does outdoor studies she stops work on a painting when the light changers, returning to it only when the weather and light conditions are the same.

Camille Przewodek feels that color that expresses the effects of atmosphere can make even the most mundane subject strikingly beautiful. Her paintings could be called “celebrations of mood”. Shifting light is her passion—whether it entices you along a dappled California roadway, transforms a modest cottage in southern France into a castle, or turns an indoor garden into a riot of sensuality.

Camille Przewodek studied for five summers at the Henry Hensche Cape Cod School of Art, Provincetown, MA, acquired BFA, Illustration, Academy of art, San Francisco, CA, BFA Painting, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI. She has had several one-artist shows in fine galleries, and has participated in many invitational and juried shows.

Many important awards have come Camille’s way, and would fill two pages to list them all. She is Founder of the Pacific Academy of Fine Arts, year-round classes and workshops, now owned and operated by the Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Sebastopol, CA. She continues to offer workshops in California and summer workshops in the South of France.

Publications include December 2002 American Artist, where Przewodek’s article “Making the Landscape Your Own” was the lead story, accompanied by her artwork on the cover. Other publications include Wildlife Art, Sept/Oct 2002, Australian Artist, October 2000, and many more. Her work was featured in Susan Sarback’s book Capturing Radiant Color in Oils (North Light Books).

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"Wetlands Afternoon" - $2,900.
16" x 20" Oil
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"Ranch Sky" - $ 1,700.
11" x 14" Oil
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"Napa Way" - $1,900.
12" x 16" Oil - SOLD!
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"Morro Bay Boats" - $1,500.
9" x 12" Oil
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