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Bonnie Camos

Mixed Media / Lafayette, LA / Master Craftsman

Artist Statement

The inspriation for my work is based on color and the impact it has on human emotion. I use encaustic medium, (oil pigment in beeswax/resin) with heat to explore the possibility of color relationships. By reducing the figure or face to the most simplistic shapes representing a universal 'picture' of man. I mean to suggest the connection we all have to each other through our life experiences and the emotions elicited from these experiences.

Biography

Bonnie Camos
Born Clonfert, County Roscommon, Ireland
Resides Lafayette, Louisiana 1957 to present.
BFA Visual Arts (Painting) University of Louisiana, Lafayette
Member Lafayette Art Association
Member Louisiana Crafts Guild
Member Crowley Art Association
Past Board Member Acadiana Arts Counsel
I began making art at four years of age. Having ten siblings in the family there was not shortage of subject matter to draw from. My interest in mixed media work using oils/ encuastic/paper/ acrylics/found objects arose out of years of experimentation. The spontaneity of the wax medium combined with the richness of the colors became a primary force in the creation of my latest work.