Artist Camille Walters loves teaching adults and children alike through her business — West Bend Art Center, Framing & Illustration Gallery — at 131 N. 6th Avenue. The West Bend Art Center opened in July of 2009! Camille is a master artist and teacher with collectors and students all over the world. Camille does custom framing and art restoration as well as commissions. She is an expert in all of these areas and enjoys growing as a creator with every new job.
Camille has been a full-time artist since 2005, she has learned from the best artists in the world. Camille has studied with the world-famous Igor Babailov, a renowned portrait artist. Igor came by invitation to the West Bend Art Center and taught a 15 person Master Workshop in 2019.
For years and years, Camille taught at the West Bend Mercantile, the Schauer Art Center, the University of Fond du Lac, the University of Milwaukee-Washington County Campus, the University of Sheboygan, the University of Manitowoc, MPTC, Cedar Valley, Timmer's restaurant, and many other locations and institutions. These days Camille teaches primarily at her studio working with students and clients individually and in groups, although she does still teach publicly for groups of 10 or more.
Camille regularly does commission portraits, landscapes, and mural work for her clients. She is extremely proud of the 5'x 20' mural she did at the Ozaukee/Washington Landtrust, the many whimsical murals she did at Cardinal Lanes Bowling Alley in Mayville, and the mural she did at the Kettle Moraine Gardens Assisted Living, which takes up an entire enormous wall from floor to ceiling! Another incredible mural Camille accomplished can be viewed at Wisconsin's oldest Catholic School, St. Mary's in Barton, it is 14'x30' with astounding architectural design and such vivid realistic figures and life-like details people swear it is real. Camille has done dozens of murals in Wisconsin's most prestigious private residences as well.
As a sought after artist, she has done more than 2,000 paintings in every medium possible and enjoys painting everything from architecture to dancing cats. Her paintings have found homes all over the United States and abroad.
Camille exhibits her work throughout the state of Wisconsin and does public speaking, painting demonstrations, and workshops for a variety of artist guilds, clubs, businesses, and schools all over Wisconsin. Camille has taught thousands and thousands of children and adults how to draw and paint!
She has a background in Radio Broadcasting and Early Childhood Education. As a child, she traveled all over the world and lived in Japan and England. Camille was in European Nissan car, and Japanese candy commercials and print media as a child. For 3 years she was the "Pia-Pia Candy Girl" in Japan!
Not only is Camille an accomplished artist, and traveler she is also an activist and advocate for justice, having worked diligently for fairness and equity for her remarkable, cherished son who was killed in a wrong-way drunk driving car accident. Camille uncovered and exposed the corruption which exists in our justice system and the officials that worked in protecting a criminal, they submitted a time-delayed blood sample for the defendant and hid the first most reliable blood sample as was proven by their own documentation when the truth was uncovered. As a result of Camille's unwavering work for bringing out the truth, the criminal did finally get arrested, charged and sentenced. Camille made formal complaints to numerous agencies including but not limited to, the Crime Victim Rights Board, The Wisconsin Department of Justice, the Wisconsin Office of Lawyer Regulation, the Wisconsin Supreme Court and the Supreme Court of the United States where her case was and is docketed and reviewed. You can look on the Supreme Court Docket Search, case # 21-1026 Camille A. Walters v. Wisconsin Office of Lawyer Regulation, et al.
Camille is happily married and most proud of her sons, her art reflects her life and the events and people that have shaped her life.