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Camilla Dowse

Camilla uses a refined palette of soft colours to create quiet and contemplative urban landscapes. She uses water-based paints on gesso—a porous surface which Camilla prepares by hand and which has a similar texture to the buildings she paints.

The urban environment is mostly overpopulated and cluttered, a place we pass through but rarely stop to consider. Camilla’s work attempts to look beyond what is familiar, removing contemporaneous distraction and allowing us to see—often for the first time—the beauty of the built environment.

Camilla has twice been shortlisted for the Sunday Times Watercolour Competition, and was named Artist of the Year by Artists & illustrators Magazine in 2014. She lives and works in South Oxfordshire, England.