Artist

Camilla Perkins

Camilla Perkins is an artist and illustrator who lives in Lewes, East Sussex. She has developed a very distinctive style of gestural and colourful mark-making which is also technically clever in its use of negative space. Her intricate landscapes are created from life or from her mind, without any under-sketching. Working in this way whilst using oil pastels is a high risk technique, as any unintentional mark is irreversible. This is a true testament to her skill as a draughtsman and unique artistic vision.

She graduated from The University of Westminster in 2012 and has since worked on commercial projects with clients such as Google, Coca Cola, and The Guardian as well as continuing to work on her fine art drawings, paintings, and prints.

Discover Echoes of Summer, an exhibition by Camilla Perkins.

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Camilla's Style

Camilla is interested in the colourful textiles and elaborate patterns seen internationally. Camilla works across both digital and hand-made formats, often drawing on her ipad to produce vibrant works that become prints - as seen in Pink Power Print.

 

She also more recently has started to work with pastel on paper, producing this series of fish and lobsters for Partnership Editions. 

“Growing up in various seaside towns I have always been drawn to imagery relating to the ocean. As a teenager I loved the hand painted signs depicting what you could have for lunch that day at the amazing cafe’s in Hastings, they seemed to be stuck in a different era and I couldn’t get enough! My recent work pays homage to those hand painted signs and old, scientific illustrations of sea life. Using vibrant oil pastels to create my own versions of my personal ideal catch of the day.” - Camilla Perkins

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Drop 5 - Winter 2022

“I often think of my work as windows that transport the viewer back to a specific memory or feeling, whether that be a beautiful, clear, summer’s day by the sea or the scent of a vase of freshly cut flowers from the garden. I wanted this collection to be a celebration of the places and objects that bring me the most joy. Glasshouses bursting with brightly coloured flowers, memories of exploring gardens along the coastline as a child, and the catch of the day” - Camilla Perkins, Through the Leaves

Echoes of Summer - An Exhibition By Camilla Perkins

This summer, Lewes-based artist and illustrator Camilla Perkins will transform The Regency Townhouse, Hove, into a world of her own for her first solo show, Echoes of Summer. The show is an ode to the feelings of hope, excitement, and nostalgia that summer brings.

Camilla invites the viewer to “conjure the smell of freshly cut flowers from the garden, the feeling of running through the undergrowth as a child, the smell of hot earth - to step into a world where anything seems possible”. This immersive show will be set to the backdrop of the spectacular crumbling paint layers and historical flourishes that the Regency townhouse offers, with the view of the Brighton coastline and the smell of sea air.

Open Saturday 13th - Wednesday 17th August. The Regency Town House, 13 Brunswick Square, Hove, BN3 1EH.

Drop 2 - Summer 2022

“My latest series of floral still life drawings explore the beauty in natural forms, and vessels inspired by antique porcelain and glassware. By using striking colour combinations and opulent flowers, I hope to create images that can remind the viewer of distant memories of picking a bunch of poppies, delphiniums, and tulips from the garden. I have also continued my exploration of the British landscape with monoprints inspired by my favourite views from my studio shadowed by the South Downs, and a larger oil painting of the beautiful scene as you look over a secret garden on the South Devon coast.” - Camilla Perkins, Salt & Earth

Spring Limited Edition Prints 2022

“I often think of my work as windows that transport the viewer back to a specific memory or feeling, whether that be the scent of a vase of freshly cut flowers from the garden or a glasshouse bursting with brightly coloured plants. I wanted this series of prints made from two of my favourite pieces from last year to be a celebration of the places and objects that bring me the most joy.”- Camilla Perkins, Spring Prints

Growing

"This series of monoprints is inspired by by experience of motherhood. I forget how much time I spent just watching my daughters as they slept, the stillness seems to foreign to me as I am now forever chasing after them." - Camilla Perkins, Growing

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Drop 1 - New Year 2022

"There's something really special and magical about a tropical paradise contained within panels of intricate glass. I love how a whole, wild, natural world can be created often in the last place you would expect it." - Camilla Perkins, Glasshouse

In The Flesh

This curation is on show at our exhibition 'In The Flesh'. It was on display at 105 Pimlico Road, SW1W 8NQ from 25th November to 19th December 2021.

This will be the first time that the artists of Partnership Editions have come together in a physical space since lockdown has lifted, and it celebrates the very fact that we're able to see their works in person again.

We embrace the many purposes of an exhibition: a way to unite artists and collectors, and an opportunity to engage with both people and art - something we've all been deprived of for too long.

The works in this exhibition have been selected based on their exceptional skill and power to communicate. See their colours, their textures, experience their emotions, let them get under your skin...in the flesh.

Drop 6 - Winter 2021

“I often think of my work as windows that transport the viewer back to a specific memory or feeling, whether that be a beautiful, clear, summer’s day by the sea or the scent of a vase of freshly cut flowers from the garden. I wanted this collection to be a celebration of the places and objects that bring me the most joy. Glasshouses bursting with brightly coloured flowers, exploring the English coastline, and brightly coloured stools, hand-made by my husband and featuring my favourite motifs.” - Camilla Perkins, Memories of Summer

Drop 5 - Autumn 2021

"At this time of year I always try to take as many opportunities as possible to head down to the sea, making the most of the last summer days before the weather turns. In this series I wanted to capture some of my favourite areas along the Sussex coastline. Brightly coloured fishing boats, chalk cliffs, and hand-painted signs depicting the catch of the day are the images that remind me of my childhood, this collection is my homage to the British seaside that I’m so lucky to have grown up by." - Camilla Perkins, Sea Air

Summertime At Charleston - An Online Exhibition By Camilla Perkins

We are so pleased to present an online solo exhibition by artist and illustrator Camilla Perkins. ‘Summertime at Charleston’ is a new series of original pieces, including pastel artworks and painted stools inspired by Charleston, home of artists Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant, and meeting place of the Bloomsbury Group. Camilla’s joyful and expressive collection draws inspiration from the surrounding landscape, gardens, and flora of Charleston.

Her work embodies its unique style and vibrancy through a range of brightly coloured oil palettes and imaginative compositions. She says - “I don’t know if anyone could visit the beautiful interiors and gardens at Charleston Farmhouse and not be utterly inspired.”

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Drop 3 - Summer 2021

"There's something really special and magical about a tropical paradise contained within panels of intricate glass. I love how a whole, wild, natural world can be created often in the last place you would expect it. Within this series I wanted to celebrate some of my favourite glasshouses, I can't wait for the doors to re-open and I can explore these beautiful places once again!" - Camilla Perkins, Glasshouse

Spring Limited Edition Prints

Drop 2 - Spring 2021

“I have really found myself missing beautiful summer gardens so I wanted this series to be a celebration of vibrant greenhouses, trailing water lilies and plants creeping through burnt out ruins of stately homes. I’ve also had so much fun experimenting with monoprinting to capture some of my favourite Salcombe views. I wanted to find a way to replicate a really painterly image in small batches, and I love the way that each one has slightly different marks making them all unique.” - Camilla Perkins, Midsummer Gardens

Drop 1 - New Year 2021

“I was born and raised in East Sussex and can’t imagine calling anywhere else home, restrictions on travel have really made me appreciate this beautiful area that I often take for granted. I wanted to create a series of drawings that celebrate some of my favourite views, chalk cliffs, winding rivers, and the patchwork fields of the South Downs, elevated with the saturated colours of the oil pastels.” - Camilla Perkins, Chalk cliffs and Patchwork Fields

Drop 5 - Winter 2020

“Often the focus of my work is of imagining distant lands, for this series I wanted to apply that same feel but celebrating the dramatic landscape of the South Devon coast. Every time I go down there I’d have completely forgotten just how beautiful it is, the turquoise blue water and ancient rocks, I wanted to capture the essence of the landscape using a surreal colour palette that creates a dream-like world.” - Camilla Perkins

Winter Limited Edition Prints

Drop 4 - Autumn 2020

“Often the focus of my work is of imagining distant lands, for this series I wanted to apply that same feel but celebrating the dramatic landscape of the South Devon coast. Every time I go down there I’d have completely forgotten just how beautiful it is, the turquoise blue water and ancient rocks, I wanted to capture the essence of the landscape using a surreal colour palette that creates a dream-like world.” - Camilla Perkins, Summer By The Sea

Drop 3 - High Summer 2020

Camilla’s latest series of still life drawings continues to explore the beauty in natural forms, and vessels inspired by antique porcelain and glassware. By using striking colour combinations and opulent foods, flowers, and objects she aims to create images that can remind the viewer of distant memories of Mediterranean holidays or picking out the catch of the day at a local market.

 

Drop 2 - Spring / Summer 2020

Camilla’s latest series of still life drawings explore the beauty in natural forms, and vessels inspired by antique porcelain and glassware. By using striking colour combinations and opulent foods, flowers, and objects she aims to create images that can remind the viewer of distant memories of Mediterranean holidays or picking out the catch of the day at a local market.

 

Drop 1 - Spring 2020