Camera in one hand, palette knife in the other, story in her mind. When Nora Camps began her career in commercial design - she and many of her contemporaries came from a background in Fine Art. Sensibility of space, colour, and rhythm were key ingredients of seeing, sorting, and organizing elements for commercial art. More than 20 years later, Nora is a Marketing Communications Strategist, Story Teller, and Fine Artist – intertwined in experience and output.
Nora's fine art has a deeply felt theme of meditation and tranquility. Her paintings and photography are in private collections across Canada.
Exhibition of photos and paintings
The Artist Project, Toronto March 2011
Paper Mill Gallery Toronto, SARAYU 2010
Gladstone Hotel - Mugs with Frames 2009
Opening of Mowat Centre for Policy Innovation 2009
Paper Mill Gallery Toronto, Gallery Nora Spring Show, April 2008
Paper Mill Gallery Toronto, Gallery Nora Winter Show, February 2007
Paper Mill Gallery Toronto, Gallery Nora Spring Show, April 2006
Paper Mill Gallery Toronto, Gallery Nora Spring Show, April 2005
Balzac, The Distillery District - Body Image Redefined, 2004
Balzac, The Distillery District - A life in paintings, 2003
Though largely self taught, Nora studied from 1978 - 1982 at Sheridan College, Ontario College of Art [and Design] and George Brown College.
Nora photographed and authored ‘To Thine Own Self Be True–Body Image Redefined’. Limited edition photo prints are available and may be seen in the photography section of http://www.noracamps.com
Nora grew up in a home filled with music and art -- there were sketches on every piece of paper, paintings and possibilities everywhere. Nora's mother, Marietta Camps, is a west coast artist who uses watercolour to create scenes of corn husks, windy roads, long beaches, and abandoned buildings.
Nora Camps is the founder and principal of Duo Strategy and Design. The company reflects Nora’s vision: integrating leading-edge design and rigorous consulting to produce uniquely effective corporate communication using storytelling. http://www.duo.ca.
Sharing and reciprocity are Nora's deep beliefs. When asked by a colleague what was Nora’s ultimate life goal – she replied, “The road to my vocation is clear – love helping people achieve great things -- connecting people with ideas and each other, and connecting disparate ideas to produce clear stories. Paintings and small collections of photographs exemplify the personal side of that reality."