Camile Fontaine

If it's true that the purpose of art is to provide what reality does not, then I choose more . . . More color, more flowers, sunshine and paint, more kissing in the moonlight! Things that inspire me are ordinary things, maybe weathered or over-grown, juxtaposed in a silly way, an invitation to slow down, to breathe in. The un-assuming cottage architecture of Hawaii offers the perfect stage on which these quirky tableaux can be honored, glorified as slices of time remembered in the romance of an endless summer. Of course, there is always the short answer: I just paint things I like!

NEW!

CAMILE FONTAINE VINYL MOSAICS

NEW IMPRESSIONS or “IS THAT….TAPE!?”


Industrial grade self-adhesive outdoor vinyl graphic sheeting on canvas doesn’t exactly have that classical, old-master, gallery-wrapped sound to it. And is it still a painting if I didn’t use paint?

Famous French artist, Henri Matisse, liked to say of his colorful Jazz inspired paper cut-outs, “I’m drawing with scissors!”

‘Collage’ or better yet, ‘Mosaic’ seems to most closely describe my process. The snipping and arranging of the thousands of sticky pixels along with fanciful organic shapes to convey a light-hearted tropical dream world. Glossy and appealing; the rich, crayon-box hues are meant to impact a sense of whimsy both child-like and sophisticated.

Special Care: Perfectly fine to dust gently using a damp cloth.

No the ‘stickers’ will not peel off! The material is designated for outside, weather etc. Yes, there are layers of acrylic clear-coating underneath and layers upon layers. That being said, probably shouldn’t let anyone pick at your artwork anyway. Cheers!

The Beach House
20" x 40", NEW! Vinyl Mosaic
Hanalei House
36" x 48", NEW! vinyl mosaic
Endless Summer
24" x 30", Acrylic
Hula Moon Hale
20" x 16", Acrylic
Poipu Beach Day
36" x 48", Acrylic
Kalapaki Beach
36" x 24", Acrylic
Kukui'ula Harbor Surfboard
74" x 20", Acrylic on vintage surfboard
La Vie en Rose
30" x 40", Acrylic
Midnight at the Tiki Garden
60" x 20", Acrylic
The Art Class
22" x 28", Acrylic
Sneaky Tiki's
18" x 24", Acrylic
Anuenue Hale
20" x 16", Acrylic
Wailua River
48" x 36", Acrylic
We Had Choke Mangos
24" x 18", Acrylic
West Side Cottage
30" x 24", Acrylic
Wine Tasting II Shipwrecks
36" x 12", Acrylic
Wongs Taro Patch Hanalei
28" x 22", Acrylic
You Could See Shipwrecks
36" x 12", Acrylic
Walk to the Beach
36" x 48", Acrylic
Pono House
16" x 20", Acrylic
Favorite Little Coffee Shack ~ Numila
36" x 24", Acrylic
Starry Night Wine Tasting
40" x 30" , Acrylic
Kukui'ula Market Day
20" x 70", Acrylic on vintage surfboard
Sunflower Still and Shell
36" x 12", Acrylic
Sunflower Still
36" x 12", Acrylic
Walk the Beach at Sunset
110" x 18", Acrylic on vintage longboard
Aloha Wine Tasting Paradise
36" x 48", Acrylic on canvas
The Gardener's House Numila
24" x 36" , Acrylic on canvas
Historic Koloa House
12" x 16", Acrylic
Hanalei by the Bay
30" x 40", Acrylic
Tiki Man Sunset
60" x 20", Acrylic on canvas
Aloha Kauai Wine Tasting
40" x 30", NEW! vinyl mosaic
Brennecke's Beach Break
36" x 48", Acrylic on canvas
Brennecke's Beach Break
28" x 22", NEW! vinyl mosaic
Kauai Coffee Snob House
12" x 24", NEW! vinyl mosaic
Poipu Sunset
36" x 12", NEW! vinyl mosaic
Aloha Coffee Shack
40" x 30", Acrylic on canvas
Brennecke's Beach #8
60" x 20", Acrylic on canvas
Waioli Gothic Revival Church
60" x 20", Acrylic on canvas
View from My Window
30" x 24", NEW! Vinyl Mosaic
Coffee Snob House
36" x 12", Acrylic
Hale O Pua
30" x 40", NEW! Vinyl Mosaic
Wailua Bird House
12" x 24", NEW! Vinyl mosaic
Kealia Cottage with Green Papayas and Chicken
24" x 12", NEW! Vinyl Mosaic
Hanalei - Boats in the Bay = SOLD!
94" long x 18" wide, NEW! Vinyl Mosaic on vintage island surfboard
Rose` All Day at Hanalei Bay
30" x 24" , NEW! Vinyl Mosaic
April Flowers
60" x 20", NEW! Vinyl Mosaic
Kekaha Sunset Cottage
12" x 24", NEW! Vinyl mosaic
A Springtime Still Life
30" x 24", NEW! Vinyl mosaic
Palms Wonderful
60" x 20", NEW! Vinyl Mosaic
Moonlight Hanalei, Kauai
30" x 24", NEW! Vinyl Mosaic
Room With a View
40" x 20", NEW! Vinyl Mosaic
Aloha Hanalei Surf
24" x 48", NEW! Vinyl Mosaic
Shower Trees on Way to Poipu
36" x 18", NEW! Vinyl Mosaic
Pineapple Rain
40" x 20", NEW! Vinyl Mosaic
Moonlight Madness
40" x 20", NEW! Vinyl Mosaic
Wine Tasting at the Arles Cafe
30" x 40", NEW! Vinyl Mosaic
Birds of Paradise
24" x 48", NEW! Vinyl Mosaic
Sunset from the Lanai
20" x 40" , NEW! Vinyl Mosaic
View From My Window
24" x 48", NEW! Vinyl Mosaic
Malia's Green House
24" x 36", NEW! Vinyl Mosaic
We Saw a Shooting Star
36" x 24", New! Vinyl Mosaic on Canvas
Wai'Oli Green Church at Hanalei
40" x 20", New! Vinyl Mosaic on Canvas
Paradise Lost and Found
, Vinyl mosaic on vintage surfboard
Daybreak Wa'wae Road
48" x 24", New! Vinyl Mosaic on Canvas
View from My Window IV
24" x 24", New! Vinyl Mosaic on Canvas
Hanalei Valley Lookout
30" x 24", New! Vinyl Mosaic on Canvas