“The Forest Awakes: The Fungi Collection”, by Camille Myles

11"X14", Oil on wood panel, 2022.

This series will be on exhibit from Quest Art Gallery, Midland, April 24th to July 3rd 2022.  Opening April 24, 1-3pm.


In this series “The Forest Awakes”, I explore micro views of fungi on the forest floor in flesh-like dreamy tones and expressive brush strokes to evoke the invisible interwoven connections that surround us. Fungi are symbols of continued growth, hope and rejuvenation in symbiosis with trees and life. Inspired by countless hours of fires bathing and walks during the pandemic with my children to escape confinement and isolation, I became fascinated by these unique forms that simultaneously speak to contradictions such as life & death, growth & decay, danger & serenity. The pandemic has taught us that while we were adapting to isolation and uncertainty, the outside world was flourishing and even thriving. It was nature’s comeback.We can see serenity in nature, grounding us in the present, to focus on what’s most important and offering a glimpse of hope for the future, if we choose to care.

Hope you enjoy the collection! Always happy to answer any questions you may have, simply send me a message