Life Is A Work in Progress

Cam was an aspiring artist at a very young age: one of the "artists in the family". He loved drawing and comic books, developing an appreciation for the personal styles of individual illustrators and inkers, and forming preferences for the art direction and graphic design of different publishers. This was the beginning of his lifelong appreciation for design, and how design and art combine to form a complete package in publishing.

As a teen in the 70s, music was influential, and Cam was captivated not just by the great sounds of his era but also by creative album cover art by the likes of Roger Dean, Rodney Matthews and Hipgnosis. His drawing style became more graphic and stylized, and he began painting on board and canvas.

After high school Cam enrolled in the fine arts program at Pensacola State College and started painting and graphic design under the instruction of artist Carl Duke and artist/poet Alan Peterson. He was never a fan of abstract art; which he only saw in books; but a chance trip to the National Gallery in D.C. changed his outlook dramatically. He saw the "Kandinsky: Improvisations" exhibition, and then later the "Kasimir Malevich" suprematist exhibition. These and other firsthand viewings were instrumental in opening up Cam's understanding and recognition of the different modes of abstract expression that constitute abstract art.

Throughout his life Cam has worked in many mediums including pencil, charcoal, pen and ink, oil, acrylic, collage, sculpture, photography, video, and digital art. He studied architecture and mechanical drafting, and have worked as a graphic designer, art director, and creative director.

Today, Cam embraces the wabi-sabi aesthetic, and is continuing to experiment with and explore this artistic mindfulness.

A R T I S T ' S   S T A T E M E N T

"Being an artist is not a competitive sport. It's never about being more talented, or more driven, or being better at drawing than the next artist. It is a uniquely rewarding and individual journey where, sometimes, other people see your art and are touched or inspired by it.

I love seeing art on walls, and I believe everyone benefits from acquiring art. Each piece we choose to bring into our homes or spaces speaks to our unique perspectives, histories, and aspirations. It becomes a part of our identity, a testament to what moves us and what we hold dear.

In my work, I strive to create a variety of art that resonates on multiple levels, that invite the viewer to pause and reflect, to engage with their own emotions and thoughts. Every piece of art, from my action paintings to my wabi-sabi textured artworks, has its own voice, its own story to tell. When you own and display art, you become a steward of that story, a part of the ongoing dialogue between the artist, the artwork, and the world."

News

Cam recently received a writeup in Atlanta-based Black Audacity magazine's "Artists of Atlanta" feature. He is pleased to have the opportunity to engage with, and encourage emerging creators in the Atlanta community. Thank you Cristina Davison and Black Audacity!

You can check it out here!

E X H I B I T I O N S

Not exhibiting in 2023/2024   Only creating!

2022 Oct   Casa Batllo, Barcelona Spain "Brain Cake"

2022 Oct   M.A.D.S. Gallery, Milano Italy "R E M"

2022 Jun   M.A.D.S. Gallery, Milano Italy "Visceral"

2022 May   M.A.D.S. Gallery, Milano Italy "Liquid Arsenal"

2022 Apr   M.A.D.S. Gallery, Milano Italy "Yellow"

2022 Jan   Palazzo Ducale, Genoa Italy "To New Beginnings"

2022 Jan   The Loft Gallery, Marietta GA "Duality"

2021 Nov   The Loft Gallery, Marietta GA "Menagerie"

2021 May   Oculus, NYC MvVO AD ART SHOW

2021 May   The Loft Gallery, Marietta GA "Flourish"

2020 Sep   Galleria Cael, Milano Italy "Sparkle"

2020 Aug   Palazzo Ducale, Genoa Italy "Eureka"

2019 Oct   The Mill, Roswell GA Creative Mill Art Exposition

2018 Oct   The Mill, Roswell GA Creative Mill Art Exposition

 

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