Cameron Meek is trained in graphic design and currently creates both landscape and abstract art. He grew up in Hawaii in a creative environment with parents working as artists who encouraged his creative exploration. Cameron later moved to New Mexico and studied graphic design. He was diagnosed with a mental illness in 1990 which made it difficult for him to continue working in graphic design but now spends his time creating fine art. Cameron participated an art program at a therapeutic residential community in Santa Fe, Casa Milago, where Cameron describes he was able to paint in a supportive environment and get involved in art shows through NAMI (The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill). Cameron has recently moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico where he hopes to become involved in other community based art centers.
Cameron describes art as a meditation and one of his inspirations that helps him get through difficult times: “Through my background and various living conditions I have become very inspired. There is a lot of the world unseen that I hope to show through my paintings. I make art as a resource into my inner being as well as produce art as an appreciation for the wonders of creation. The textures and layers and various forms of balance within the scheme are always exciting. I just love the creative process over all." He feels enthusiastic and proud while making art and describes feeling so many options in the creative process and in his own potential while he works. Cameron hopes to one day work in advertising and design as well as share his paintings with a larger audience through his participation in ArtLifting.
Prints by Cameron Meek
Originals by Cameron Meek
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