When I was little I would draw the Charles Schultz comic characters, Snoopy and Charlie Brown, until they were coming out of my ears. I drew so many Charlie Browns that I got the nickname of “Chuck” from family and friends. I remember also as a child painting my first mural on my family’s above-ground pool. I believe most anything and everything can be used as an art canvas. Since my childhood I have dabbled in painting watercolors, acrylics, and oils, and have also done work with ceramics, metal, fabric, and other mediums. Being a conservationist, I love to rescue “junque” and re-purpose it into useful pieces.
Studying Business in college left me uninspired, so I decided to switch to a subject that has always been my passion. I earned an art degree from UC Davis and later went on to get a certificate in graphic design from the same university. I love Sacramento and am grateful for the fabulous artists that make Sacramento their home. Wayne Thiebaud, Roland Peterson, Maria Winkler, Esteban Villa, and Gary Pruner are some of the incredible teachers I have had the privilege and honor to study under.
I consider my home to be just another canvas and have left my imprint on pretty much everything around me. I believe that everyone has an artistic side....it is just waiting to be unleashed!
About the Name...
The spelling of my business name happened many years ago when I was working as a florist. Sacramento is famous for its Camellia flower, so I decided to spell “Camellian” like the flower instead of using the spelling of the lizard, “chameleon.” No matter which way it is spelled, the meaning is the same. I will try most any art medium and consider myself to be a “jack of all trades” and maybe a master of some!