I am interested in our relationship to each other, to other species and to our environment and am drawn to the narrative behind a painting, one that I try to express through symbolism and loose associations that spark connections and allude to truths that lie just beneath the surface. Often dark or playful, but always beautiful because it is beauty that touches our soul and opens our hearts and minds.
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Los Gatos artist Marie Cameron is drawn to the ephemeral nature of vanishing orchards and crumbling shorelines in her lyrical and intricate paintings which speak of loss and hope. Through her various bodies of work, Critical Masses, Birds and Teacups, People in My Neighborhood, Florilegia, All Water is Holy and Fade to White, Marie explores thoughts or stories employing color pattern, symbolism, and found objects. All of her subjects are pulled from her close passions, involvement with the environment, and community.
Born in New York City, Marie Cameron grew up in Maine and the Canadian Maritimes where she earned a BFA with distinction from Mount Allison University in Sackville, New Brunswick, majoring in painting and minoring in sculpture. While continuing to paint and exhibit, she worked in giftware design for Seagull Pewter and children’s book illustration for Barefoot Books, Buddhist Tales (1997, 2014) and Clever Katya (1998) and was awarded a prestigious Canada Council Explorations Grant in painting. Her award winning work has been shown and collected internationally and appeared on the cover of the novel, The Memento (2016), Red Wheelbarrow Literary Magazine (2017) and featured in the art magazine Poets and Artists (issue 85 - 2017).
Since moving to California, her award winning work has been exhibited at the Museo Discesano, in Padova, Italy, Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, the Triton Museum of Art, Saint Mary’s College Museum of Art, Anne & Mark’s Art Party, Santa Clara University’s Edward M. Dowd Art Gallery, Las Laguna Gallery, Gallery 24, New Museum Los Gatos, and Whitney Modern.