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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 method in 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 living masters at the academy and visiting artists (David Leffel, William Schnieder, Clayton Beck 3rd, Jim Hajicek, Mary Qian, Stuart Fullerton, to name a few). It is after intensive focus on drawing from life, studying the magic and scope of the limited classical palette, and spending time observing her subjects, she transitioned to intensive self-study.
She dedicated significant time researching the techniques and paintings of the old masters while painting diverse portraits in her own home-studio. Her portraits have been widely appreciated to emanate a soulful representation of a persons true character and inner most emotions. She attributes that to her background in psychology and a deep interest in understanding the plethora of human emotions.
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.
In the last few years, Kamlika has furthered her understanding by studying with living masters (Adrian Gottlieb, Jura Bedic, Juliette Aristides and Sadie Valeri) through intensive workshops and classes in the traditional methods. She continues to refine her practice at her studio in California. She follows her muse without bounds and attempts to delicately 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, Andrew Wyeth and Diego Velasquez. Among the living legends she finds an affinity of her style/taste and deep inspiration in the works and commitment of Adrian Gottlieb, Jura Bedic, Jacob Collins, Mark Carder, Juliette Aristides, Sadie Valerie 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.
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
Please contact the artist directly for commissions, private instruction or information regarding current sale/purchase options of exhibited or available work.
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Alternately, call at 312 315 0938 /leave a voicemail and Kamlika will get back to you within 24 hours.