Welcome to the world's only virtual gallery
dedicated exclusively to the fine art methods of
Stipple and Pointillism
Arti Saxena is showing
About the Sarracenia Gallery
The Sarracenia Gallery is an online venue dedicated to promoting the art of stipple and
pointillist artists. Its owner and founder, Jarrett T. Camp is an award winning L.A. based dyslexic
stipple artist whose work has been featured at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington D.C.
Camp says: “To be a stipple artist takes time and patience. I’ve been working at this a long time
and I finally decided I’ve been patient long enough. Time is of the essence. Time is the essence
when it comes to completing a Stipple or Pointillist masterpiece...it takes months of
concentrated effort sometimes depending on the size of the piece.
Look, it’s up to every artist to forge their own path but it’s difficult for Stipplers and Pointilists
because their forms of art don’t have the exposure or representation as other genres do. I
haven’t found one gallery who represents either. Contemporary artists who work in this genre
aren’t shown in museums. Fine art Stipple and Pointilism don’t show up in pop culture
anywhere. Comic books are a different story and they own their rightful place in the world, but
ironically what’s considered “low art” is higher on the scale than fine art in this case.
So many factors contribute to how a piece of art is valued by the establishment, but one thing I
aim to acknowledge is the time that these artists spend on each work, how long it takes just to
complete one square inch! The detail! And I want to give them the opportunity to be able to get
their work seen so that they too can enjoy the same successes that other artists do.
By creating this gallery, I want to show the world how versatile these media are. Stipplers and
Pointillists create representational, abstract or surreal art just like oil painters or watercolorists
or sculptors. Marshall McCluhan famously said: The medium is the message, meaning the
medium is an extension of ourselves. I feel the time has come to create a renaissance in these
venerable and age old techniques so that stipplers and pointillists can share their form of self-
expression, in other words, themselves, with the world.”
Stipple artists employ the painstaking process of creating 3 dimensional images using only dots
of a single color to create gradation in tone. This method takes hundreds of hours to bring a
work to its completion and its intricacy adds both to its beauty and to its value.
Invented in the 1500’s by Italian engraver Giulio Campagnola who translated Venetian
Renaissance paintings into engravings, stipple changed the more linear nature of engraving to
give it the ability to create finer gradations in color.
Much later in history, Newspaper presses
adopted this method as a way to transfer photographs to newspaper images.
Pointillists use the same technique, but work in color. Pointillists in art history include George
Seurat and Paul Signac who led the movement in the French neo-impressionist era.
A master of both traditional and digital methods, Camp’s vision is to give artists working in this
somewhat obscure genre a platform to be discovered and seen by art lovers and collectors all
over the world, as well as giving this complex and venerated artform a more prominent place in
the contemporary art world.