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"The Reflective Painter" (NFS)
Kamlika (1981) started her journey of art as a young child, however it wasn't until 2011 when she switched careers from the field of psychology and committed herself to fine art full time. Over the years Kamlika has trained with the most seasoned masters of the traditional/academic method in drawing and painting in USA and Italy. She formerly worked as a leadership and organizational development expert for the corporate world.
Kamlika began her academic training in art in Chicago at the prestigious and historical Palette & Chisel Academy of Fine Art where she was acquainted with the methods of the old masters such as Zorn, Van Dyk, Sargent, Sorolla, Velasquez, Vanderpol, and the living legend Richard Schmid. She attended rigorous classes and workshops with David Leffel, William Schnieder, Clayton Beck 3rd, Jim Hajicek, and Stuart Fullerton. It is after intensive focus on drawing from life and studying the scope of the limited classical palette, she transitioned to in depth research and self-study.
She dedicated significant time researching the techniques of the old masters while painting diverse portraits and still-lives in her own studio. Her paintings have been widely appreciated to emanate a soulful and realistic representation of a person or a subject. She attributes that to her background in psychology and a deep interest in understanding the plethora of human emotions and the essence of life.
During this sincere pursuit to learn and grow she apprenticed with Mark Carder (Austin, Texas), who opened the window into the art world. He shared his rich experience, knowledge and techniques and urged her to explore her own style after practicing his meticulous Carder-Method. (She considers him her first mentor and torch bearer as he pushed her to find her self).
In the last few years, Kamlika has furthered her understanding of more classical/academic art by studying with living masters Adrian Gottlieb, Jura Bedic, Juliette Aristides, Sadie Valeri, Katie Whipple, Stephen Bauman and Cornelia Hernes (through intensive workshops/classes/critiques in the traditional methods). She continues to refine her practice at her studio in California where she teaches and paints from life. She follows her muse without bounds and attempts to diligently study her subjects during the painting process. It is no less than a spiritual quest for her.
Kamlika also enjoys writing, singing, metaphysics, astronomy, besides painting and teaching art. It is her pursuit and passion to become a master painter, establish her academy of art, and continue to paint meaningful pieces for her clients, collectors, family and friends.
Some of her favorite artists are Rembrandt, Henry Raeburn, John Singer Sargent, William Bougeraeu, Repin, Josep Tapiro, Andrew Wyeth and Diego Velasquez. Among the living legends she finds an affinity and inspiration in the works and commitment of Adrian Gottlieb, Jura Bedic, Jacob Collins, Mark Carder, Juliette Aristides, Sadie Valerie, Daniel Graves (Florence Academy of Art) to name a few. Each of these masters have dedicated their spirit to the world of art through their quest of engaging deeply in the learning, teaching and preservation of art. She finds the common thread of passion, perseverance, compassion, sincerity, the urge for giving back to the community, and hence an affinity with them/their journey.
Kamlika dedicates her time painting and teaching at her studio in El Dorado Hills, California. She is grateful to have collectors all over the world and continues to gather a following both for her teaching and her art.
Kamlika continues to work passionately in assisting underprivileged children across the world (art and creative writing). She wishes for them to experience the joy of engaging in the creative process of music, art, poetry and essay-writing, journaling, even if she cannot eradicate their pain or status of being an orphan, a victim of abuse, or for their current ailment. Her non-profit organization "Musart" provides art supplies, and avenues for creating and auctioning art made by these children. She offers annual awards and scholarships to children in schools. A significant percentage of all proceeds/sales of her own works (paintings and teaching) also go towards building and improving her non profit organization -Musart.
"Moments I Paused" - A deeply intimate and private collection of her poems. Get your copy by contacting Kamlika or ordering on Amazon.com. Join her for upcoming read-outs.
Become a collector, and become a part of her journey....
Contact the artist to discuss what you are looking for your home/collection. She only works with museum quality archival materials for her paintings.
Show runs Jan 4th - Apr 5th 2019.
Hosted by Vision Realty Group,
El Dorado Hills-95762, California
Reception April 10th from 5-8pm.
"Beauty in Diversity" Solo Show
San Francisco, CA
Date-TBA (approx Feb-April 2019)
El Dorado Hills Studio Tour
At Kamlika's Studio
(429, Powers Drive, El Dorado Hills, CA 95762)
June 9th and June 10th 2018
10 am to 5 pm (Open to the public)
EDH Annual Show
June through August 2018 at
48 Natoma Gallery
FAA Annual Show
January 22nd to March 1st 2018
Bank of America Gallery
July 14th through September 10th 2017
**Won the "honorable mention" category/award for the juried annual show.
-- Sacramento Fine Art Associstion
"In the Style of The Old Masters"
4th Juried Annual Exhibition
August 15th to September 3rd 2017
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