Laura Diane Cameron
My work is a juxtaposition of the landscapes of imagination, the mythic realms and the physical world. I create paintings of Goddesses and other powerful muses that are all about inspiration, healing and transformation. Symbolism about the Divine Feminine, gathered from various mythological and spiritual sources, both ancient and modern, is part of my search to understand where I am—where we all are–in the place of things in this emerging paradigm.
Painting and experimenting with different media keeps my visions constantly evolving. The materials I use range from ink wash and watercolor to oil/acrylic on canvas and paper. My favorite method is to add texture to my work, building up to a 3-D assemblage surface on the painting with materials such as acrylic gel mediums and pastes, nylon fiber, recycled clothing, beads and air-dry clay. The result is a painting that combines the realms of 2-D and 3-D art together in one piece.
Laura Cameron was born near Seattle, WA and began private art studies as a child. She received her BFA from Washington State University in 1995 and like many artists, languished in the 9-5 workaholic world until in desperation, she rented an art studio in downtown Seattle so that she could continue her work in larger-scale mixed media paintings and stay sane. Currently, her studio resides in a large building full of other artists and dreamers along the north shore of Lake Union in Seattle.
Recently, Laura began teaching private lessons out of her studio space and also instructs step-by-step “paint and sip” events in the South Sound area. In addition to her personal work in mixed media, Laura has also created private commissions ranging from Tarot decks, movie props, portraits of people and animals, as well as book illustration. She is currently working on writing and illustrating her own stories, creating Tarot-inspired portraits of her friends and expanding her body of work in sculptural paintings.
She lives with her wife Rowan and cat Tyger in North Seattle.