Camelia Smith is an artist and potter who creates from her studio in Kambah, Canberra.
Born in Romania, she migrated to Australia in the early 1980’s. She has enjoyed being creative and enjoyed painting and drawing from an early age.
In 1990 Camelia started watercolour painting as well as pottery as recreational hobbies outside work. Camelia’s career and background is architectural, so the hobbies just fed her creative nature.
I am constantly noticing beauty in the human figure, in the everyday activity, the nude figure and urban cityscapes. I absolutely love still life the beauty and colour of flowers, fruit and table object/clutter is glorious.
I usually like to paint from life, however I also take a lot of photos to capture a special moment, light that inspires a painting from which I paint.
A lover of miniature work alongside her pottery, Camelia is the coordinator for the friendship group Art In Miniature Canberra (A.I.M.).
Camelia is a member of the Artist Society of Canberra, Art In Miniature, Queanbeyan Art society, and Canberra Potter’s Society.
A winner and finalist in many art awards and prizes, including a 2016 finalist for the Australian Artist Magazine, Still Life Challenge, this year Camelia was awarded third prize for her sculpture “Claire” at the Royal Canberra Show.