Biography – Artist Camille Engel – Contemporary Realist Oil Painter

Named one of our nation’s “Artist to Watch” by Southwest Art magazine 2014 and Fine Art Connoisseur magazine 2010, American contemporary realist oil painter, Camille Engel, is internationally acclaimed, published, and awarded.

A self-taught oil painter known for her passionate oil paintings with rich lighting, colors, textures, and intricate detail, Engel works in the “indirect layering” technique of the Dutch Masters to create her art. Pursuing the aims of the realist movement with remarkable passion and skill, her oil paintings are accepted among some of the world’s top artists into prestigious museum tours and art exhibitions from Santa Fe to New York City winning numerous awards along the way.

A well-published artist, you’ll find her paintings in national and international magazines such as Fine Art Connoisseur, American Art Collector, Western Art Collector, Southwest Art, The Artist’s Magazine, American Artist and International Artist.

Working with fine art galleries and design firms from Santa Fe to London, Camille Engel paintings are being commissioned and acquired by prominent corporate and private collections: The Tennessee State Museum; Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital and Baptist Hospital in Nashville; The Chattanoogan Hotel in Chattanooga; as well as the Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, GA; and Middle Tennessee Medical Center in Murfreesboro, TN; and Metro Nashville Gov’t. among others.

Artist’s Commission Work – accepting oil painting commissions

Accepting both small and large-scale commissions, Engel works with the highest quality oil pigments on the highest quality archival support with the goal of her paintings lasting through time. Please discuss any questions you may have with the representing gallery in your area, or directly with the artist: 615–289–2264 or use the contact form.

Recent Awards

  • Best Trompe L'oeil: 2023, International Guild of Realism. International Guild of Realism, 17th Annual International Juried Exhibition. Santa Fe, NM.
  • 2019 Editor’s Choice: 2019, International Artist Magazine. International Guild of Realism 2019 Winter Salon.
  • 2019 Best Wildlife Finalist: 2019, from over 4,300 submissions. 14th Art Renewal Center Salon.
  • 2019 Imaginative Realism Finalist: 2019, from over 4,300 submissions. 14th Art Renewal Center Salon.
  • 2019 Best Still Life Finalist: 2019, International Artist Magazine. Annual Still Life Competition.

Select Commissions & Collections

  • The Tennessee State Museum, Nashville, TN
  • The Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, Nashville, TN
  • Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville, GA
  • Middle Tennessee Medical Center, Murfreesboro, TN
  • The Baptist Hospital, Nashville, TN
  • Chattanoogan Hotel, Main Lobby, Chattanooga, TN
  • Metropolitan Nashville Government, Nashville, TN
  • Donia Dickerson, Nashville, TN
  • Drs. Alan and Janet Yuspeh, Franklin, TN
  • Dr. Julie Sandine, Dean of the Vanderbilt Law School
  • Martina McBride, Franklin, TN
  • Janet Napolitano, California