Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Cameron Graves

Cameron Graves

Cameron Graves was born in Greenwich, CT in 1968. Cameron’s education includes a BA in Art History from Princeton University, Art Education from McGill University and a BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. In 1996 Cameron received the Robert Pope Foundation scholarship for painting and was short-listed for the Prince Edward Award, and in 1997 she received the NSCAD Endowment Fund Scholarship. Cameron has shown her work in numerous exhibitions, both group and solo, locally, as well as in Greenwich, CT, Princeton, NJ, Montreal, PQ, and Guelph, ON. Since graduating from NSCAD Cameron has continued to show extensively in Halifax. In 2000, she performed a painting on stage with musical artist Veda Hille, and in both 2003, 2005,and 2007 she volunteered 80 hours of work to paint specialty murals in the Kid’s Help Phone Designer Showcase House. In addition, in both 2005 and 2006 Cameron created the set design for Simply the Breast, a Canadian Breast Cancer fundraiser. Over the past few years Cameron has been painting pet commissions, resulting in a very positive response from the pet community. The goal is to make great works that consider not only the animal’s physical appearance, but also his/her nature. Capturing the spirit and personality of the pet is the key to a successful work.

Cameron's artwork, entitled "Clementine" can be found on page 54 of the 2010 Paws For Charity Art Book. This is Cameron's second year participating in our project."I feel privileged as an artist to create works of art that people embrace into their homes and lives. Whenever possible I try to use my artwork as a vehicle to contribute to the community at large. Causes for better health and for care of animals have been a constant for me. So, Paws for Charity is a most natural and perfect fit for my work. " - Cameron

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