Congratulations to artist Cami Levin ... one of our lucky winners for December! Cami is an mixed media artist based in Dana Point, CA. She is the owner of Pacific Gallery, where she carries functional art handmade by more than 50 artists.
Raised in Southern California, Cami was exposed to art and creativity at a young age. After graduating college with a Psychology degree, she soon realized that her passion was creating art. Self-taught, Cami experimented with many different styles and mediums before finding her voice in the color, pattern and texture of mixed media art. Her work is heavily influenced by nature and the nostalgia of her childhood.
The Trees of Love pieces are decorated with symbols of hope, love, happiness and stories of life. Cami says, "I'm inspired by imagination. I love creating a physical version of what's inside my imagination.
Cami has been creating her Trees of Love wall pieces for about 8 years in 6 different sizes ranging from 10x10" to 30x30". They start with a tree base and background painted onto a wood panel.
Every circle on every tree is individually sculpted out of clay and textured by hand.
Cami hand paints each clay circle and mounts them one by one on to the painted wood panel.
She adorns them with found objects including gem stones, flowers, crystals, vintage keys, beads, hex nuts, etc.
Once complete, the tree is coated in ArtResin, embedding each object and creating an irresistible shine. In Cami's words: "Resin has taken my artwork to a whole new level since I've been using it the past 8 years. I love that it permanently embeds every element added to my work, brings out the colors, and gives it a unique, glassy appearance."
Cami puts an incredible amount of effort into each clay circle to ensure that they are all wonderfully unique: the results are beautiful.
Cami says: "I'm excited to be expanding my line in 2020 to include other images, like figures with their 'hair' created in a similar fashion to the clay circles on my trees."
Cami created one of her trees on a surfboard for the Ritz-Carlton Holiday surfboard Art auction.
Cami is currently featured at the Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel, CA with 10 of her large trees in an exhibit entitled "The Nature of Circles". She sees herself continuing to create more mixed media/resin trees as well as expanding into other images of mixed media/resin.
To see more:
follow Cami on Instagram at @cami.levin.art
visit her website at www.pacificgallery.net
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