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Camille Woods is a painter based in Austin, Texas. Through her paintings and with her illustrative style, Camille hopes to bring representation to queer humans through the lens of small town Texas.
“I’m drawn to the duality of bigotry and romance that sits below the surface of beautiful iconic town squares found throughout Texas. The sun at magic hour casts deep dramatic shadows, unspoken secrets abound; the enchantment as palpable as the repression.
I find inspiration from historical photographs of queer couples found online and in books. The characters themselves are drawn from my imagination. I’ve been painting humans such as these since as long as I can remember and I have only recently started painting them again with more purpose.”