Saturday, January 18, 2020

Powerful influences in my art -- Gill Cameron

Through the passage
Gill Cameron ©
When I look through my art resume, I see seven shows with
the wonderful watercolour artist Gill Cameron, but I think the
real number is more like 10 including group shows.

I love Gill's gorgeous landscape paintings.  Her main passion is
for the land near her cottage in Ontario, Canada, and she
has also painted exquisite paintings on her travels in Europe,
Australia, and Africa.  

When we started exhibiting together, I was mainly a portrait
 and still life painter.  I still paint whatever subjects attract
me but lean heavily towards landscape in recent years.

Our work displayed well together because we both enjoy
lively colour and happy themes.  I think the combination of
cherishing Gill's love for the land, wherever she travels,
and my family's deep connection to our life in Nova Scotia
for the past 20 years,  made me want to paint landscapes
We artists have a profound effect on one another. Despite our
very different mediums, and locales, our work shares the love
of nature, water and clouds.

Gill Cameron and me
at one of our two women 
shows at the Barns in Toronto.
The gorgeous watercolours
are Gill's and the
painting in the center
is by me.
I met Gill through our children's local school.  Believe me the
public school our children went to, especially the Alternative
school within Humewood School, (Cherrywood), had a major
impact on the lives of all of the families whose children
attended.  Those relationships continue now that the children
have grown up, are in university, graduate school, or working,
and or married and having children.

I'm extremely grateful to Gill for our two women shows, her
sense of humour, her incredible organization skills, devotion
to her work, and the many people I met through our exhibitions.

Have a thanking your friends day.

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