"I enjoy all the various colors and schemes when I am working. It becomes a quieting and meditative process. I love to play with a variety of strokes and compositional balances. I look for the surprises that come up while I am constructing work and the psychology of what might appear to the viewer. Often my paintings and colors are dreamy and underscore what might be hidden and suddenly appear in the image. I have a lot of fun while working and enjoy painting for ArtLifting."
- Cameron Meek
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ACRYLIC ON CANVAS
20" x 24"
Santa Fe, NM
"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 overall."
Cameron Meek is trained in graphic design and currently creates both landscape and abstract art. They grew up in Hawaii in a creative environment with parents working as artists who encouraged their 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 them to continue working. Now they spend their time creating fine art. Cameron participated in an art program at a therapeutic residential community in Santa Fe, Casa Milago, where they were able to paint in a supportive environment and get involved in art shows through NAMI (The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill).
Cameron describes art as a meditation and inspiration that helps them 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."
Cameron feels enthusiastic and proud while making art, and describes that the creative process helps them see their own potential. They hopes to work in advertising and design one day, and to share their paintings with a larger audience through their participation with ArtLifting.
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