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I create art to facilitate my personal evolution as both an individual and a part of the greater whole. My art creation is where I cultivate my thoughts, my focus, meditation, and perception. Art has become a personal ritual, a daily rite which leads me to study the world around me and increases my awareness of the universe.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

ARTIST BUSY ON RETURN FROM BOSTON



Gcamwil Studio is featured in todays media release

Garett Campbell-Wilson is back from Beantown.

The Tsawwassen artist, who graduated with a bachelor of fine arts degree from the Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University last year, will have a showcase of his paintings on display at Simon Fraser University's downtown campus as part of the Vancouver Pan African Film Festival later this month.

The seven pieces are all along the theme of kinship, he said.

The South Delta Secondary grad said the paintings were just about completed when he talked to the Optimist recently.

He's able to work very quickly, Campbell-Wilson said, but depending on the amount of detail some things can take longer than others.

During his time at the Art Institute of Boston, he got involved with numerous side projects on top of his schoolwork. He was in class during the day and spent time on his other projects at night.

"That's what I had to do. A lot of times, when opportunities get thrown at you, you've got to take them, especially as an artist," he said. "Every opportunity that came towards me, I jumped on it."

In collaboration with a professor, he created the school's first illustration magazine, produced a series of jewelry designs, designed and painted a large scale mural for a martial arts facility and shot a series of documentaries at the Society of Illustrators in New York.

Campbell-Wilson said he had free rein to study pretty much what he wanted.

"Where I got the most benefit from the school was that it was interdisciplinary."

He experimented with drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, design and even language arts, he said.

"All those things are tied into what I'm doing today."

Campbell-Wilson also teaches in Tsawwassen with the Delta Arts Council.

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Dave Willis, The Delta Optimist
Published: Wednesday, October 22, 2008