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Meet Cam Collins

Today we’d like to introduce you to Cam Collins.

So, before we jump into specific questions, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
I’ve been drawing as long as I could remember, and always saw it as a career choice. I have my parents and the people around me to thank, and it’s always been fun to do. I guess the story would be me just drawing most of my time. When I was eight, I wrote a large book so that I could have an excuse to draw the pictures for each chapter title page. The book was very silly if I remember my emotions correctly, but regardless, stories became a big part of my work. Maybe I am lucky to say this, but I have been doing the same things I’ve been doing since I was 8, except now more people know.

Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
I’m fortunate enough to say it has been a smooth road… I do not drive but that is how I think it is. My goal and what I love to do was very simple, so any problem I’ve had in life, big or small, has kind of come back to that. If we were to talk about cars, maybe I’d be a good driver in this sense…I’d drive a blue car.

Please tell us more about your art.
As for specialty, I draw on canvas. Recently, I’ve started coloring my drawings digitally for fun, and it ended up being fun! There is a bit of a new energy to them, and I’ve decided to put them onto CAMSHOP.US, my clothing shop.

What would make my shop different than other online stores is that it’s the only place where you can buy shirts with my images on them. If you like my drawings and you also need shirts, then it is the place for you. My mom helps a lot with it and is the one who prompted me to make one in the first place. I’m most proud of my own drawings and knowing I will die doing the same thing I am doing now.

Any shoutouts? Who else deserves credit in this story – who has played a meaningful role?
I think everyone has been very supportive of me and what I want to do — that is part of the smooth blue car road. The people who made the smooth road are my Mom and Dad, along with the faculty in the printmaking department I am in, who’ve probably been the friendliest and most supportive space I’ve been in. Also a direct thank you to Claudia for recommending me to you guys. Besides these people, I can’t say I really look up to humans in anyway, I like to focus on my own work and take inspiration from real world. It is easier on all of us if we are learn from each other in some form. Then we’ll all have smooth even road. That being said, I do love walking up hills.

Pricing:

  • Shirts are around $20-25.
  • Email me at camracollins@gmail.com if you want prices on real pieces.

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