I hope you will return to visit·often as we will be adding new works, photographs and media releases regularly.
My name is Camille Fox. I was born in Alexandria Egypt, and I am now an artist living in Sydney Australia.·I paint·with oils in the layering and glazing style of the Old Masters, using the finest cotton canvas·and richest pigment paints. For the past few years my passion has been painting the Egypt of yesteryear...the Egypt of my roots, depicting a Cosmopolitan Era·which no longer exists. You can·see·these paintings·in the drop down Gallery·menu.
I also like to paint in gouache on Archival paper - you can find these·in the drop down Gallery menu, under 'Vignettes of Sydney'.
I like to think of myself as a story teller, conceiving·stories·in my mind from memories of a bygone era, or as a colourful·fantasy set in the present day. I bring these stories to life in my studio. They start as drawings, where·I concentrate on composition,·shapes, and relationships between my characters. These drawings find their way on to the canvas as a joyous, enchanted·journey of vibrant colours and humorous whimsical narrative.
My studio is located in the renowned beachside suburb of Bondi in a large 19th Century Victorian building. The high ceilings of my studio are a blessing -·with my paintings·getting wider and taller as the years go by while I remain the same height.
Last year, I held a solo exhibition in New York at the Artifact Gallery on the Lower East Side. Along with my husband Tony, I enjoyed meeting many Facebook friends during our visit. It was my first trip to New York, and based on the hospitality we were shown, it will certainly not be my last.
In May 2015, the ‘World Center for North African Jewish Heritage' in Jerusalem will be hosting an exhibition of my paintings. This is a real honour for me. “You can take the girl out of Egypt, but you can’t take Egypt out of the girl”. Titled 'Celebration of a Bygone Era', I am returning to the Golden Age of Egypt in the days of my grandparents in the 1930s. The Centre is at 13 Rehov Hamaaravim, Jerusalem. It is a magnificently renovated building with artistically landscaped surrounds, which houses artifacts from Morocco, Tunisia, Libya, Algeria, and Egypt. My exhibition will be held in the centre’s large exhibition space, and will be a vehicle for cultural events that focus on Egypt. It will be well worth a visit. More news to follow.
I look forward to reading your comments, and please do not hesitate to get in touch with me should you have any enquiries.