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Kathie Camara is a self-taught, professional artist who has taken classes from many famous artists in order to develop her own style. She holds many certificates in different mediums and is always updating her skills to better teach her students. Although she no longer paints wall murals, she still takes commissions on portraits and pet portraits and teaches people to paint pets and portraits in a series of 2-day workshops. When a painting turns out well, Kathie is elated. She knows that a piece has turned out well when someone looks at it and smiles because it has brought back to them a happy memory.
Kathie is also a face painter and can be found transforming faces and even applying temporary airbrush tattoos at local public events and private parties. She teaches others this unique art form at seminars. Her classes and seminars in Acrylics, Oils, One Stroke and Decorative Art are taught at local art centers and she is available to teach pets and portraits to your art group.
In addition to exhibiting her paintings and teaching classes and seminars at local Art Centers, she sponsors and coordinates workshops in the Orlando, Florida area with many Big Brush oil, acrylic and watercolor artists. Kathie is a former Editor of The Stroking Edge, Donna Dewberry’s quarterly online magazine and is currently the Treasurer of the South Lake Art League (after serving as President for 2 years), and Gallery Manager for the Artist's Boutique, a 30 person artisan's coop. She also coordinates the Spirited Easel classes at the Boutique.
Clermont, Florida (west of Orlando) is where she lives with her husband, Al, who is her greatest supporter. Together, they have four grown-up children, and five grandchildren, most living in New England. Kathie is a great grandmother, with two great grandaughters living in GA.
Member: South Lake Art League Former President, current Treasurer
Member: Instructor, Grumbacher Educational Program
Member: T.E.A.M. Art Teachers Organization
Member: Chroma TAPP Teacher and Artist Partnering Program
DecoArt Helping Artist & Decorative Painting for Everyone Instructor
CERTIFICATIONS: Weber w/oils Certification with DewberryU 2013. Alexander Art Certified Oil Instructor 2010-2012. Valerie Stewart Portrait Certification, 2009-2010. TEAM Certification 2008-2010. Onestroke: ELITE Certified Instructor-June 2006, Decorating Masters Institute Certified Faux Finisher & Instructor-March 2003, Donna Dewberry Wall & Furniture Specialist-May 2002, One Stroke Certified Instructor-June 2000,
Kathie Camara, Artist, Instructor
Butterfly Kisses Studio
4208 Greenwich Court
Clermont, FL 34711