Camilla’s talents as a painter and sculptor are in her blood: her grandmother, Tonie Brignall, trained under John Skeaping and exhibited at The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, while her father trained as an illustrator and cartoonist.
After attending Bournemouth Art College, Camilla spent two years in Florence, where she studied at the Charles Cecil School. Here she learned and mastered the atelier technique of sight-size, as employed by the likes of Reynolds and Sargent. She returned to England and the Cotswolds, where she started out as apprentice to the legendary Philip Blacker. Amongst other projects during this time she helped sculpt the life size bronze of Best Mate which can be seen at Cheltenham race course.
Camilla then moved to London, living on a cargo boat and working from her studios in the Gasworks in Parsons Green. During this time her work was exhibited on several occasions, included at a solo show in Cork Street.
She divides her time between Dorset,Gloucestershire and London. Camilla is available for commissions, be they portraits, horses or pets, rendered in charcoal, oil or clay.