"I was dreaming and thinking of a placid place, sometimes peaceful, yet with a wild storm way above the mountains of renewal and newness that would fall upon the land in a kind of cloudy haze."
- Cameron Meek
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ACRYLIC ON CANVAS
20" x 20"
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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.
Cameron was diagnosed with a mental illness in 1990 which made it difficult for him to continue working in graphic design. He now spends his time creating fine art. He participated an art program at a therapeutic residential community in Santa Fe, Casa Milago, where he 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 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 an inspiration 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."
Cameron feels enthusiastic and proud while making art, and describes that the creative process helps him see his own potential. He hopes to work in advertising and design one day, and to share his paintings with a larger audience through his participation with ArtLifting.
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