BJ Kamler Art
About Our Art
Detailed drawings have always appealed to me. I was inspired to try drawing after my mother learned watercolor in her 60s and became a prolific artist. I began by challenging myself with small drawings I found in art instruction books. I started taking lessons from realistic-drawing artists. I’ve been drawing off and on for the last 19 years but have learned new techniques and drawn more since retiring in 2015.
Learning art has allowed me to observe the world around me in a whole new way. My images of life and objects are a choice I make to explicitly record my visual understanding to a depth and detail frequently overlooked. I try to combine the science of light and space to give the viewer an opportunity to see more and to enjoy more of what is seen.
Medias include charcoal, graphite and colored pencils. My artwork is on display at Missouri Artists on Main Gallery in St. Charles, MO.
Thanks for taking the time to view my work. My work can also be seen at the following sites.
BJ Kamler Art
Realistic pencil drawings in charcoal, graphite, and colored pencil
Awards and Honors
Missouri Artists on Main “Paws, Claws, and Tails” Show
Honorable Mention – Swimming Seal
Soulard Art Gallery “Wonderful World of Animals” Show
Honorable Mention – Zucca
Gallery Ring “Pastel and Coloured Pencil” Show
Award of Merit – Upper Antelope Canyon
Colored Pencil Hidden Treasures Volume 7 – Rainy Day Taxi
Crossroads Arts Council
3rd place – Rainy Day Taxi
Honorable Mention – Memories in a ’64 Chevy
Colored Pencil Hidden Treasures Volume 6
Wrapping Up the Holidays
Inducted into The Best of Missouri Hands as a juried artist
Selected as a juried artist by the Richmond Heights Art Fest
Oak Leaf Artist Guild Fall “Golden Moments” Art Show
1st place – Memories in a ’64 Chevy
2nd place – Prickly Pear Bloom
Oak Leaf Artist Guild Spring “Tribute to the Masters” Art Show
2nd place – Missouri Century Farm
Honorable Mention – Vase with Garlic
St. Charles Community College Art Extravaganza
1st place – Zucca