"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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20" x 16"
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. 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 in an art program at a therapeutic residential community in Santa Fe, Casa Milago, where 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 describes art as a meditation and 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."
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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