CAMERON BIRD - alpenglow

Includes Cameron Bird
Saturday, September 22, 2 - 5 pm

Showing Cameron Bird

CAMERON BIRD - alpenglow

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 has been painting professionally since 1989 and full time since 1999. Known for his confident big broad brushstrokes, Cameron’s work is confident and distinctive.

MACKENZIE BEACH SUNDOWN
MACKENZIE BEACH SUNDOWN
CB182
oil, canvas
30 x 40 in.
$4,660 CAD


SUNDOWN PATTERNS
SUNDOWN PATTERNS
CB181
oil, canvas
24 x 35 in.
$3,530 CAD


TEXTURES AT CAMERON LAKE
TEXTURES AT CAMERON LAKE
CB180
oil, canvas
30 x 24 in.
$3,225 CAD


MORNING OVER LK. MINNEWANKA
MORNING OVER LK. MINNEWANKA
CB178
oil, canvas
30 x 24 in.
$3,225 CAD


ROCKY SHORES - UCLUELET
ROCKY SHORES - UCLUELET
CB172
oil, canvas
30 x 40 in.
$4,660 CAD


CARIBOO LIGHTSHOW
CARIBOO LIGHTSHOW
CB170
oil, panel
16 x 12 in.
$1,310 CAD
Artist Studio

A MOMENT ALONG THE PARKWAY - JASPER
A MOMENT ALONG THE PARKWAY - JASPER
CB169
oil, canvas
24 x 30 in.
$3,225 CAD


3 BAR RANCH - CLINTON BC
3 BAR RANCH - CLINTON BC
CB168
oil, panel
10 x 12 in.
$1,070 CAD


WEST COAST SUNDOWN NEAR SECHELT
WEST COAST SUNDOWN NEAR SECHELT
CB167
oil, canvas
24 x 30 in.
$3,225 CAD


LIGHT BREAK AT O'HARA
LIGHT BREAK AT O'HARA
CB164
oil, canvas
24 x 30 in.
$3,225 CAD


COLOUR OVER CHEPHREN
COLOUR OVER CHEPHREN
CB162
oil, canvas
30 x 24 in.
$3,225 CAD


LATE LIGHT GRIZZLY
LATE LIGHT GRIZZLY
CB161
oil, canvas
24 x 30 in.
$3,225 CAD


MT. SASKATCHEWAN COLOURS
MT. SASKATCHEWAN COLOURS
CB160
oil, canvas
30 x 24 in.
$3,225 CAD


LATE LIGHT ALONG THE BLACKWATER
LATE LIGHT ALONG THE BLACKWATER
CB159
oil, canvas
24 x 30 in.
$3,225 CAD


MORNING OVER CHEPHREN
MORNING OVER CHEPHREN
CB158
oil, panel
12 x 16 in.
$1,310 CAD


LEARNING FROM THE PAST
LEARNING FROM THE PAST
CB157
oil, canvas
48 x 60 in.
$9,985 CAD


BROKEN ISLANDS - UCLUELET
BROKEN ISLANDS - UCLUELET
CB154
oil, canvas
22 x 28 in.
$2,695 CAD


AUTUMN MIST-ROGER'S PASS
AUTUMN MIST-ROGER'S PASS
CB153
oil, panel
12 x 16 in.
$1,310 CAD


BANFF BULL
BANFF BULL
CB152
oil, panel
8 x 10 in.
$985 CAD


EVENING PATTERNS AT LOW TIDE
EVENING PATTERNS AT LOW TIDE
CB149
oil, canvas
24 x 35 in.
$3,530 CAD


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