Kamilla Talbot in her Brooklyn, NY studio. Her paintings are featured at townhouse.bz Art.
From Kamilla, About her Art
Painting en-plein-air/outside is intense and immediate. The light changes, shadows travel and dissolve, a barge in the harbor moves, and – brush in hand – I try to capture the special light of the moment.
My goal when painting is to capture the beauty and transience of light in a landscape. As a child, I spent my summers in Denmark, close to nature and surrounded by family, many of whom were painters. My great-grandfather, Johannes Larsen, was a Danish painter whose subjects were nature and in particular, birds, on the island of Funen. His legacy has strongly influenced my work. His sober yet loving attention to weather and landscape evoke a strong sense of place. Cool northern light and how it plays on the water are endlessly fascinating to me and I delight in the dichotomy of nature in the urban landscape of NY. My interest in the landscape has led me to extended residencies in Iceland, Newfoundland, Maine and Vermont, as well as painting trips around the United States, Scandinavia and Europe, but the place I always return to to paint is New York.
Kamilla is a watercolor instructor at the National Academy, NY and has taught watercolor and oil painting at the Art Students League and the New York Studio School. She is the artist in residence for the National Park Service on Governors Island.