"This painting has layers which began by dragging paint over the surface using a roller. Next, I divided the space into various-sized rectangles which remind me of ridgelines, cliffs, or a variety of grillwork that fascinates the imagination. Some spaces were filled with opaque colors and others were left to disclose the initial rolled-on warm browns, some of which remind me of clouds or high tide.
I think of a symphony of sounds, varying rhythms, some loud, some soft, and short. It was necessary to slow down to carefully outline the rectangles in black. Thus I am learning to slow down by working on such a piece. I am often inspired by fields in the landscape, construction sites, and intuitive authors."
- Cameron Meek
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48" x 36"
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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