A B O U T C A M V I L L A R
Over his lifetime, artist Cam Villar has worked in a variety of mediums including pencil, charcoal, pen and ink, oil, acrylic, collage, sculpture, photography, video, and digital art. He has studied architecture and worked as a graphic designer, art director, and creative director.
Born and raised in Pensacola, FL Cam was an artist at a very young age, the stereotypical lefty "artist in the family". He loved comic book art, and developed an appreciation early on for the personal styles of individual illustrators and inkers. He started noticing and forming preferences about the art direction and graphic design of different publishers such as DC, Marvel and Warren. As he entered his teens and his exposure to music grew, he was influenced by Roger Dean, Rodney Matthews and others who were creating highly stylized art for album covers and posters. Fantasy, horror and sci-fi were his favorite genres. He was also an avid surfer, skateboarder and rock musician during this period.
After high school he enrolled in the fine arts program at Pensacola State College and started painting. Never a fan of abstract art, which he saw only in books, a trip to the National Gallery in D.C. changed his outlook dramatically. Experiencing paintings by Kline and Matisse up close were transforming. He saw the "Kandinsky: Improvisations" exhibition, and then later the "Kasimir Malevich" exhibition. All were instrumental in deepening his understanding, and appreciation, of the different styles that constitute abstract art.
Upon completing his higher education, Cam embarked on a career in the creative field, and spent the next 30 years working for a variety of agencies and corporations as art director, creative director, and ultimately marketing executive. If you're interested you can get a glimpse of Cam's creative services portfolio here.
Today, Cam is semi-retired from the corporate world and spending more of his time painting and pursuing diverse creative opportunities in metro Atlanta, GA.
S T A T E M E N T
"I love all aspects of art and creative expression. They're really the driving forces behind my entire life story. It's all I've ever been, and all I ever wanted to be."
E X H I B I T I O N S
Not exhibiting in 2023/2024 Only painting and creating!
2022 Oct Casa Batllo, Barcelona Spain "Brain Cake"
2022 Oct M.A.D.S. Gallery, Milano Italy "R E M"
2022 Jun M.A.D.S. Gallery, Milano Italy "Visceral"
2022 May M.A.D.S. Gallery, Milano Italy "Liquid Arsenal"
2022 Apr M.A.D.S. Gallery, Milano Italy "Yellow"
2022 Jan Palazzo Ducale, Genoa Italy "To New Beginnings"
2022 Jan The Loft Gallery, Marietta GA "Duality"
2021 Nov The Loft Gallery, Marietta GA "Menagerie"
2021 May Oculus, NYC MvVO AD ART SHOW
2021 May The Loft Gallery, Marietta GA "Flourish"
2020 Sep Galleria Cael, Milano Italy "Sparkle"
2020 Aug Palazzo Ducale, Genoa Italy "Eureka"
2019 Oct The Mill, Roswell GA Creative Mill Art Exposition
2018 Oct The Mill, Roswell GA Creative Mill Art Exposition