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Scott Cameron

Scott Cameron has been painting professionally for 40 years. He originally studied abstraction with Willem de Kooning in college in 1966. He then attended Pratt Institute, for a degree in Design and Painting.

Cameron freelanced for ten years in the Design and Architectural field and worked for a short time as an assistant to Alexander Calder at Calder's studio in Connecticut. Cameron has painted abstract compositions and executed stand alone sculptures, but he's better known for his classic maritime paintings of famous America's Cup yachts and big 'Broadsides' of paddlewheel steamers, and 19th century Steam and Sail shipping.

The artist doesn't limit himself to classic nautical subjects. He actively paints large extraordinarily detailed landscapes, often with farming scenes, as well as seductive coastal marshes and scenes that combine both landscape and maritime life.

"As an artist, I've always been drawn to soft, idyllic vistas in which there is an atmospherical element, and a richness of color and detail. I paint in oil on canvas exclusively in a meticulous 19th century technique of thin emulsion overlay in which color is 'woven' into a tapestry of light and atmospherical allure."

"I don't churn out artwork by the dozen as some other artists do. I want to think about each and every piece of work I think up. And every painting begins with a drawing, and often a color sketch. It's all about the craft and the attention to detail. I don't paint 'Photo-Real' compositions, preferring instead to create ethereal paintings that sooth and enchant. They are in essence luminist expressions on a selective topic."

Cameron's work has been featured in American Art Collector magazine, and found the auctioneer's hammer at Christie's Auction House in New York. Cameron's work is in many private and corporate collections.