Camryn Smith has been producing artwork for as long as he has been able to hold a pencil, paintbrush or needle and thread. In primary school he was honing his skills in drawing,tapestry, embroidery and soft toy creation, producing his own unique creations in his efforts to thoroughly explore the boundaries of his chosen mediums.
Believing in colour, texture, symbolism, layers and detail, Camryn’s work is bold and vibrant. His work is informed by the heady colours of Australia’s native fauna and flora, Impressionism,and from early digital pixel art on the Amiga home computer. These are all aspects that are easily discernible in his pieces.
Camryn feels that coloured pencils create a texture that is similar to dyed fabric, velvety,
plush and rich, and that it is a fitting complement to his embellished textiles pieces.
For his black and white inkwork pieces, this texture is created with detailed strokes,
crosshatching, stippling and rendering, the challenge here coming from detailing shadows, depth and texture using only monochromatic tones. Within these works complex patterns and intricacies of detail make up for presenting as beautiful in its own way. For extra depth these may then be coupled with other scanned piece
s such as fabrics or turned into machine embroidery works to create further depth.
Camryn also creates with cross stitch design, embroidery and other textile-based artforms, often combining several different combinations from within the discipline. This leads to the formation of rich, tactile art pieces that can be used as standalone artworks or then scanned in to a digital art program and used to compliment another piece.
Whatever the medium, Camryn’s pieces are designed to be statements that stand out and enhance modern design, whether it be in fashion, décor or products
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