a b o u t   C A M   V I L L A R

Over my lifetime, I've worked in a variety of mediums including pencil, charcoal, pen and ink, oil, acrylic, collage, sculpture, photography, video, and digital art. I've studied architecture and mechanical drafting, and have worked as a graphic designer, art director, and creative director.

Born and raised in Pensacola, FL I was an artist at a very young age: the "artist in the family". I loved comic book art, and developed an early appreciation for the personal styles of individual illustrators and inkers. It wasn't long before I started noticing the art direction and graphic design of the different comics publishers. This was a turning point in my appreciation for design, and how design and art combine to form a complete whole.

As I entered my teens, music became increasingly influential and I was fascinated by creative album cover art by the likes of Roger Dean, Rodney Matthews and Hipgnosis. A voracious reader, I immersed myself in fantasy, horror and sci-fi genres. Surfing, skateboarding, and playing in rock bands filled out my life during this period.

After high school I enrolled in the fine arts program at Pensacola State College and started painting. I was never a fan of abstract art, which I only saw in books. But a trip to the National Gallery in D.C. changed my outlook dramatically. Experiencing paintings by Kline and Matisse up close were transforming. I was fortunate to see (inadvertently) the "Kandinsky: Improvisations" exhibition, and then later the "Kasimir Malevich" exhibition. All were instrumental in deepening my understanding, and appreciation, of the different styles that constitute abstract art.

Upon completing my higher education, I embarked on a great career in the creative services field, and spent the next 30 years working for a variety of agencies and corporations in Director/Executive-level creative and marketing roles. If you're interested you can view a few of my career works here.

Today, I'm semi-retired from the corporate world and spending more of my time painting and pursuing diverse creative opportunities in metro Atlanta, GA.


"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."


Not exhibiting in 2023/2024   Only 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

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