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Tom Cameron

Tom Cameron

Avon, CT

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An engineer almost from birth but with deeply committed roots to nature, I converged on photorealism with a passion for all things water related – rivers, waterscapes, waterfalls, ice, fog, and those living systems that are directly related, such as trees. Realism-based symmetries, patterns, combined with textures and light are his compulsion. In recent years these have resulted in the development of an extensive catalog of predominantly realist art titled “The Farmington River Collection” that has been featured in solo exhibitions and various river related publications. But as a counterpoint to realism, he veers into abstractionism readily willing to explore beyond the photo genre’s ‘realist’ boundaries so as to use these same contexts to more aggressively challenge the imagination. Macro, HDR (high dynamic range), highly dominant symmetry, captured movement, ‘saturation and luminosity painting’ and digital filtering are all methods that are used to move the viewer well beyond the actual context. The result has been a new view of that same ‘real’ environment but with an intentionally larger gateway to a less structured and more imaginary world.

Solo Exhibitions (all in CT):
Jerram Winery Gallery, New Hartford– Sept. 2010 and Dec. 2011
Spear Community Art Gallery – The Stanley Whitman House, Farmington, June 2011
Farmington Library – Sept. 2011
Canton Library – Feb. 2012
Matthew’s Restaurant Main Gallery, Unionville – Spring 2012
Gallery on the Green – Feb. 2013
Matthew’s Restaurant – Banquet Gallery, Unionville – Winter 2014

Galleries:
Market Gallery, LaSalle Market, Collinsville, CT
Gallery on the Green, Canton, CT
Autumn Light, Avon, CT
101 Gallery, Collinsville, CT (closed)

Other:
Publications: “Lower Farmington River and Salmon Brook Wild and Scenic…”
the “Management Plan”, June 2011 (18 images from the Farmington River Collection)
the “River Study Report and Environmental Assessment”, Nov. 2011 (8 images)
Plus images used in a number of other Farmington River related publications

Juror (one of 3) 11th Annual Piedmont Photography Show, Somers, CT May, 2011
Member – Canton Artist’s Guild

Accepted in Juried Shows: ( Awards in juried competitions: 2 )
New Britain Museum of American Art – 43rd Annual Juried Members Exhibition
Granby Land Trust Juried Art Shows, 2010, 2011, 2012
Autumn Light Studio and Gallery – Open Juried Exhibitions 2012, 2013
Gallery on the Green – Member/Guest Juried Show 2012, 2013
West Hartford Art League – Exposures 2014
Gallery on the Green - 47th Annual Open Juried Exhibition 2014

Artistic Mission – To bring forward the deep art that light, water and reflection can engender





 

USH Feb-Mar '17

Monhegan Island

The Farmington River Collection

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