Kevin Bruce-Smith 

 

CamelArt

 

Welcome to my web site! I work from my home which is situated in the beautiful Camel Valley in the heart of Cornwall, hence the name of my business, CamelArt.  

 

You may feel that much of my work has a spiritual dimension to it, I would certainly like to think that it may stir your imagination or lift your thoughts to wonder what life is all about.  I love working with various media including oil on canvas and digital art work. The digital work is not 'photoshop' special effects, some work may be partly based on a photograph and other work is entirely freehand. It is complex and can take weeks to complete.  I am happy to demonstrate how it is done to anyone visiting my studio (please contact me first though, to make sure I am in.  

 

All of my work is strictly limited edition and comes with a signed certificate of authenticity.  Prints can be produced in many sizes and on quality art grade paper or on canvas.  I undertake commisions and arrange specialised framing for presentation or commemorative pieces. 

 

I choose not to display my work in expensive galleries, I believe that art should be accessible and affordable for all, I welcome visitors to my home studio and can offer a mail order service if required.  

 

 

Having achieved high grades in Art at school and college, my initial desire to teach the subject was set aside to develop a  more "sensible" career.  So for many years my creative energies were channelled into engineering, where at Portsmouth Aviation I successfully combined my skills doing miniature engineering (model making). 

 

Outside of work my creations extended to creating custom vehicles and they would feature in magazines such as 'Street Machine' and 'Custom Car'.  I was even once locally famed in my hometown of Fareham for producing unusual themed sets for firework displays. 

 

In 2013 I left over 30 years of various engineering jobs behind me and relocated from Hampshire to Cornwall to devote more time to my art work.  I now share my home on the banks of the River Camel with my wife Valerie.   

 

Alongside the artwork, we run a popular Bed and Breakfast business from our cottage on the banks of the River Camel  http://stannescottage.wix.com/stannescottage

 

Valerie also runs an holistic health practice where she treats clients with healing, reiki and meditation.  She also teaches healing, meditation and dowsing.

 

 

OTHER RECOMMENDED SITES:

 

Supplier of Artists Materials:  http://www.artistsmaterialsonline.co.uk/

 

Framing and Art Supplies: http://www.stableartbodmin.co.uk/

 

 

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