Cameron Bird

EDGE OF THE SLIDE - GRIZZLY
EDGE OF THE SLIDE - GRIZZLY
CB126
oil, board
12 x 16 in.
$1,310 CAD


A PART OF THE LANDSCAPE
A PART OF THE LANDSCAPE
CB125
oil, board
10 x 12 in.
$1,070 CAD


QUIET FLOW ALONG THE BOW
QUIET FLOW ALONG THE BOW
CB124
oil, board
10 x 12 in.
$1,070 CAD


SEPTEMBER BULL
SEPTEMBER BULL
CB123
oil, board
10 x 12 in.
$1,070 CAD


FRESH SNOW ON THE SAWBACKS
FRESH SNOW ON THE SAWBACKS
CB122
oil, board
8 x 10 in.
$985 CAD


COASTAL SILENCE
COASTAL SILENCE
CB121
oil, board
10 x 12 in.
$1,070 CAD


VERMILION LAKES
VERMILION LAKES
CB120
oil, board
8 x 10 in.
$985 CAD


BIDDLE HIGH LK. O'HARA
BIDDLE HIGH LK. O'HARA
CB119
oil, board
12 x 10 in.
$1,070 CAD


SEPTEMBER MORN - BOW LK
SEPTEMBER MORN - BOW LK
CB118
oil, board
8 x 10 in.
$985 CAD


RAIN CLOUD OVER TEMPLE
RAIN CLOUD OVER TEMPLE
CB111
oil, board
12 x 16 in.
$1,310 CAD


PYRAMID LAKE JASPER
PYRAMID LAKE JASPER
CB108
oil, canvas
16 x 20 in.
SOLD


EVENING WARMTH OVER LAKE O'HARA
EVENING WARMTH OVER LAKE O'HARA
CB107
oil, canvas
28 x 22 in.
$2,695 CAD


SUNDOWN ON NIGEL
SUNDOWN ON NIGEL
CB102
oil, board
12 x 16 in.
$1,310 CAD


EVENING OVER SKY RANCH
EVENING OVER SKY RANCH
CB078
oil, canvas
24 x 30 in.
$3,225 CAD


A SOFT GLOW
A SOFT GLOW
CB073
oil, canvas
16 x 20 in.
$1,805 CAD


A WINTER BLANKET
A WINTER BLANKET
CB072
oil, canvas
30 x 40 in.
$4,660 CAD


PASSING STORM
PASSING STORM
CB071
oil, canvas
12 x 36 in.
$2,115 CAD


WINTER IS COMING - BULL MOOSE
WINTER IS COMING - BULL MOOSE
CB070
oil, canvas
22 x 28 in.
$2,695 CAD


ROGERS PASS ABSTRACTION - STUDY
ROGERS PASS ABSTRACTION - STUDY
CB066
oil, panel
10 x 12 in.
$1,070 CAD


KOOTENAY BOUND - GRIZZLY
KOOTENAY BOUND - GRIZZLY
CB050
oil, canvas
20 x 24 in.
$2,360 CAD


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Cameron Bird

Cameron Bird has grown up with a passion for the outdoors. Whether it was a family camping trip to the west coast of British Columbia, a hunting excursion deep into the backwoods of the northern interior or time spent exploring northern Ontario on his grandparents' farm, Cameron developed a love for nature and its surroundings at an early age. This love and passion has grown over the years and has become the foundation of the artist so many have come to know today.

Cameron began his career with sketching, which he continues to this day as reference for his larger studio oils. His formal art training took place at Emily Carr College of Art and Capilano College where he studied commercial art; as well he completed studies in professional sign painting.

Each year Cameron gathers reference for his work while fishing, camping and hiking in the mountains and outdoors. A particular interest for Cameron is to carry his paint box with him and capture the subjects first hand, known commonly as plein air. Plein air painting was initially very overwhelming for Cameron. It was difficult for him to simplify landscapes and present clean colours in such vast settings, however years of practise and patience have given him the confidence and skill which can be seen today in his plein air studies.

Having studied many artists from history, Cameron is drawn to the work of the Illingworth Kerr, Maynard Dixon, Carl Rungius and in particular Canadian artist Keith C Smith. Cameron studied with KC Smith for over ten years. KC helped Cameron find the knowledge and courage to produce work of power and simplicity. KC always taught him to simplify and make each brush stroke count; Cameron has always admired the use of bold color and heavy impasto. When Cameron and KC weren't painting or exploring, they would often discuss the importance of art and creating a balanced lifestyle around it. The two spent many evenings together, enjoying a cigar and scotch while deliberating over the history of their craft and where they fit in it all. Studying and meeting KC Smith would become a turning point in Cameron's professional career and would blossom into one of the most influential relationships in his personal life.

Starting in the late 90's Cameron worked as a pack horse guide in the mountains which provided him with first hand material and reference for his paintings. It was a time that saw a change occur in Cameron. He was now indulging full time in the wilderness he had grown up in. The alpine lakes and streams in the mountainous region that surrounded him enabled his artistic vision to expand.

As a landscape/wildlife artist, some would be surprised to find that Cameron firmly believes it is essential to study all forms of art, from realism to abstraction. "Studying abstraction has given me the confidence to further simplification in my work. My personal experiences are what pull me back to some form of reality. I continue to study powerful shapes and layered colour creating an exciting textured painting with an abstract base," says Cameron.

Cameron has been painting professionally since 1989 and full time since 1999. Cameron has had many one man and group exhibitions and is represented in a number of art galleries throughout Canada. Through his work ethic, Cameron has been recognized internationally by a wide clientele base. He currently lives in the interior of British Columbia with his family and continues to capture and explore the wild and its animals.

Exhibitions

2017 wild, Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB
2016 JOY, Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB
2016 Demo Day, Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB