Portrait artist Camille Barnes is mostly self-taught, but has also learned from some of today's finest portrait artists. Some of her training includes studying at the New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts under well-known artist Auseklis Ozols and attending workshops by The Portrait Society of America led by well-known artists Daniel Greene, Michael Shane Neal, and David Kassan.
As a realist, her paintings capture the essence of the subject, using color, light, and attention to details to make subjects come alive. Some of her favorite historical artists include William Adolphe Bouguereau, Claude Monet, John Singer Sargent, and John Waterhouse. Each is unique, having inspired perfection in different areas as demonstrated in her work.