About Randy Caminita, Sr.
Louisiana artist, Randy Caminita, was born and raised in Covington, Louisiana, a community in St. Tammany Parish. He is the youngest of three brothers and was very much influenced by his father. It was Randy's father that taught him to love the Louisiana outdoors as well as its sports. Today, Caminita embraces his hometown culture and traditions and applies it to create remarkable works of art.
Randy's artistry began at a very young age. His love for the arts evolved from weekend outings with the family. Little did he know, these family outings would play a big part in the start of his fine arts career. Spending this special time with family often made an impression on him, and, as a result, he embraced the urge to "draw it out." It was then his mother clearly noted his hidden talent and encouraged him to advance his gift with art studies.
Between the ages 12 and 14, Randy learned the basics of painting with acrylics from two local self-taught artists in the community. Before this, Randy had no formal art training.
Caminita truly understands that his God-given talent led him to achieve and succeed both local and state acclaim in the field of wildlife art, a discriminating field in which accuracy is of utmost importance.
In the 80's Randy progressed through every division, from amateur to professional, and won everything entered within multiple competitions. He competed and won as Louisiana’s State Ducks Unlimited Artist of the year in 1988. In 1989, Caminita won 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and Best in Show in the professional division at the Louisiana Wildfowl Carvers and Collectors Guild Gulf South Championship. In addition to those awards, he also won and accepted the Peter L. Bernard Jr. Award in honor of Charles W. Frank. Randy won numerous awards for his waterfowl fine art, receiving no less than 2nd place and Best in Show from the Louisiana Cajun Heritage competition in Galliano, Louisiana.