Nora Camps, Artist, Toronto Canada

I primarily an abstract expressionist painter. I also create interior totems and photographs. My work is in collections across Canada and the United States

Nora Camps, Artist, Toronto Canada

Toronto , ON
Contact Phone
P: 416 255 0775


Intention Art is meant to have an immediate effect - good or bad, but hopefully never indifferent. Either the work speaks to you, or it doesn't. Either the art chooses you, or it doesn't. Some would suggest that through the work, there is also a relationship with the artist. This section of my site is intended to provide some insights into how and why a particular piece became what it is. Something from Nothing. What idea gestated in my mind's eye? I have been asked many times if painting is relaxing for me. I really can't say it ever has been relaxing, rather - the act of painting is stimulating and energizing. To me each painting is a difficult birth, a translation of an idea or a visual reference, through feelings and attitudes, coloured by energy and brought to fruition -- when the painting is finished, I am usually exhausted, exhausted and peaceful.

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Art is an intimate conversation.

Published on 2015-02-28 15:44:48 GMT

Title of Workshop: Accessing the creative side of you. Nora Camps Young children know inherently how to create art - yet at around 7 years of age these same children can feel frustrated – that they aren't "artistic" because they can't draw or paint as they want to. These children are learning using their logical, analytical and objective side of their brain to learn math and science, history and geography…as they should, but they may not be using their intuitive, thoughtful, and subjective part of the brain, the purely creative part. There are exercises that use only the intuitive, thoughtful, and subjective brain. I will talk about how these exercises work and how to train your brain to switch over from learning math and science to creating art - moving from one to the other when you want to, when you need to. I will talk about seeing and perceiving and translating these feelings out onto the canvas, onto the page, into the work. The most important aspect of creating art is to create something every day…once the artist mind is reinstated in the child, in the teenager, in the adult - the student can confidently explore techniques and methods. 1 hour talk followed by 15 minutes of exercises. 15 minutes of Q & A. At this point I am gauging interest in this workshop and testing it out in February and March. Based on the feedback, I will, hopefully, schedule future workshops. Please post your interest in the comments, below, and then i will be back in touch. Nora

Published on 2015-01-15 15:48:34 GMT

"My paintings are usually landscapes - sometimes whole vistas and sometimes a section of a landscape. I don't recreate what i see, instead i paint what i feel when i experience a given place - the power and vitality - the emotion. I am an abstract expressionist.