MaryAnn Camps

Telephone: 613-298-4502

After working for more than 20 years as a freelance graphic designer, I returned to my first love: painting and drawing. I am a member of OWAA (Ottawa West Arts Association) and Stittsville Artists Studio Tour as well as Ottawa Mixed Media Artists and I have exhibited my work in a solo and numerous group shows, including juried shows, in Ottawa and area as well as Toronto. My work is part of private collections in Ottawa and the Kingston area, Toronto, and Switzerland. I work mainly in acrylic and mixed media on canvas.

Artist statement: 
I am inspired by the colours and patterns I see as I listen to music, by the abstract beauty of natural forms, and by the light that shines through it all. I enjoy the intense experience of trying to express something I can sense but can't quite see or hear. I apply paint expressively to achieve an organic quality to the work. Instead of being in rigid control, I like to work in concert with the painting, rather like working with nature in a garden.