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“INTO THE FOREST” - Contemporary Landscapes Paintings CAMILLE MYLES

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Is Excited To Host A New Art Exhibition

“INTO THE FOREST”

Contemporary Landscapes Paintings
CAMILLE MYLES

Exhibition opens June 1, 2-5pm
continues until June 24.
This series of contemporary landscape paintings “Into the Forest”, explores the vibrant
woodland landscapes, testaments to the healing power of nature. These paintings were
inspired by hikes taken with the artist’s children, offering respite from chaos and
overwhelm, allowing her to reconnect with the energy of the forest.
In a world saturated with distractions, these paintings stand as visual reminders of our
profound connection to the natural world. They encourage us to shift from a stance of
conquering nature to one of embracing its teachings, absorbing its feminine energy and
harmonizing with its vibrations. In this, we recognize that we are, fundamentally, one with
nature.
Her palette sings with high-key hues, playful fluorescents, and saturated complementary
colors, invoking the vibrant pulse of the forest. Executed solely with acrylic paint markers
without the use of a paint brush, these works emanate emotional and high-energy
vibrations, capturing the very essence of the natural world.
As a National Park Superintendent, Camille’s dedication to preserving protected areas
profoundly influences her art practice. It underscores her commitment to stewardship and
echoes in the nuanced narratives depicted in Myles artwork. The choice of this subject-
matter stems from her desire to give voice to the often unspoken story of the forest.

In challenging the prevailing narrative of traditional Canadian landscape painting, which
often depicts a conquest of wilderness, Camille’s series offers a shift in perspective. It
invites us to witness a changing landscape through the lens of feminine insight,
acknowledging the impact of human intervention on nature. These paintings are an ode to
the enduring wisdom and boundless beauty that nature generously bestows upon us all.

About The Artist

Camille Myles is an emerging Canadian contemporary artist living in Tiny, Ontario. Park
Superintendent & formerly an archaeologist, Myles has a deep connection to nature &
history bringing hope and transformation to her community. Working in painting,
sculpture, installation and public art, she creates conversations about identity, motherhood
and celebrates change and growth in her work. She received her BFA at Ottawa University
and her MA in Heritage Conservation at Carleton University. Myles was received grants
and awards such as Ontario Arts Council, RBC Emerging Art grant, finalist of the Canadian
New Painting Competition, won the Queens Diamond Jubilee award, shortlisted for the
International Women in Art Prize in 2023 and Women United in Art Prize in 2023. Myles
has exhibited extensively including Artist Project, Quest Art Gallery, Assembly Gallery,
Ottawa Art Gallery, BHA Gallery, Arts Mums United, Visionary Art Collective, Arts to
Hearts Project, PxP Contemporary, Gallery 115, among others. Her work has been
featured by the Art Seen Magazine, Jealous Curator, Toronto Star, Create! Magazine,
Visionary Art Collective, Arts to Hearts Project, Women United in Art Magazine and
podcasts including Arts Mums United, Hot Mess to Awesomeness & CFRH. Originally
from Gatineau, Quebec, she now lives along the shores of Georgian Bay, in Tiny Ontario
with her husband and three young children.

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