Cameron Smith

Cameron Smith, Walls Fine Art Gallery, TheGreenbrier, Jim Justice, West Virginia, Catholic Art, North Carolina Artist, White Sulphur Springs, Lewisburg, coolest small town

Cameron just loves to paint, and has as long as he can remember. Pronounced an artist by his kindergarten teacher, Cameron seems to have in his blood the drive to create and make things. A graduate of NCSU School of Design in 1994, Cameron was attracted to many of the creative fields, but focused on oil painting his last year of college in an independent study. He has been pursuing painting ever since and finds his excitement and love of the discipline only keep growing. “The more I paint and search for beauty, the more I find the beauty all around. It is an honest beauty, not so polished. I find a sense of peace in it.” Painting is second only to family for Cameron. Being a husband and father of four kids are his greatest love and a main source of inspiration and motivation for his art. Kristen, Cameron’s wife, is both support and critic, and she is often called upon for her keen and highly respected judgment. The core of Cameron is his faith, and it is what has kept his commitment to painting unwavering through times when it seemed financially uncertain or impractical. Cameron sees the artistic process as an interplay with the Holy Spirit, and his subjects are those that tap into something deep within and reflect the beauty of creation, or the human condition. Cameron first moved to Wilmington with his family in 1983 at the age of thirteen. He fondly remembers childhood summer nights sleeping under the stars on the lawn furniture cushions in the backyard. He grew up surfing, canoeing, and hiking the North Carolina landscape and now finds the challenges of painting outdoors to be one of the most intimate and rewarding ways to experience nature. His paintings naturally and poetically feature the architecture, atmosphere, and lifestyle of the South which is his home.

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Crystal Afternoon 48×60 oil

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Crystal Pier 30×40 oil SOLD

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Neighborhood Morning 36×48 oil

14 Responses to “Cameron Smith”

  1. Esther 03. Sep, 2010 at 3:39 am #

    Beautiful video! I loved the face of the Immaculate Heart of Mary painting.

  2. Jeanne bua 05. Sep, 2010 at 1:20 pm #

    Some of the early photos brings back memories of how i remembered you as a teen. Your work is so beautiful.

  3. Gabriel 11. Sep, 2010 at 4:35 am #

    Refreshing! Keep it up!

  4. Joyce 21. Sep, 2010 at 11:08 pm #

    Well done! The paintings are beautiful and the interwoven family photos are delightful. I’ve enjoyed viewing it many times – of course I know and love most of these precious folks. Great song, too!

  5. Marijanna Lokitis 27. Dec, 2010 at 6:30 pm #

    Dear Cameron,

    Peace! I was looking for a painting of the Sacred Heart of Jesus & Immaculate Heart of Mary for our new home. I’m getting married in 5 days on Jan 1st, 2011. You can check out our story on our blog (see tab “So this is how it happened”). I loved your paintings and after formerly studying art and wishing there were more modern artists who depicted Jesus & Mary in a realistic, but beautiful way… I was moved. Shaun & I are eager to get a copy of each, so as to have them in a prominent place after we have our home enthroned. Just wanted to tell you how much I loved them!!! Great job. Do you have any other Catholic images?

    In Christ,
    Marijanna & Shaun

    P.S. I have family in NC. Love it there!

  6. Onofre 11. Feb, 2011 at 5:28 pm #

    Cameron:

    You are truly talented. The surf and sand, surfboards and fun remind me of your Dad and Uncle Mike! We had such fun growing up in the 50′s and 60′s and spent many (sunburned) days during summer vacations in California!

    Thanks for the wonderful memories!
    Onofre

  7. Smetami 07. Jun, 2011 at 9:10 pm #

    Your paintings are truly beautiful and a great testimony. Keep up the good work. I also wonder about some more Catholic stuff.

    Greetings from Slovenia!

    • Cameron Smith 08. Nov, 2011 at 3:10 pm #

      Thank you so much. My apologies for the long delay! For more Ccatholic art visit http://www.smithcatholicart.com. Please email me directly with any questions (smithcatholicart@gmail.com). Greetings to Slovenia!

  8. Heidi 16. Sep, 2011 at 2:17 am #

    I was searching for an image of Mary that felt accessible, more modern and ‘present’. Your image is all of those things, I feel her Divinity and her humanity. Lovely montage video of you with your beautiful family. May you continue to bless and be blessed in your work.

    Peace.

  9. Jay Smith 24. May, 2012 at 9:36 pm #

    Cam,

    Beautiful and touching examples of your remarkable talent!
    Lori and I look forward to enjoying your work for years to come.
    Blessings to you and your beautiful family.

    Love,

    Jay & Lori

  10. Marquetta Bierod 31. Oct, 2012 at 9:44 pm #

    Excellent work indeed. Any of them would look great in a nice frame, on a wall. I don’t think it’s the kind of thing that looks as good on a screen. For simple me, those first impressions signal it as art more than anything I could be told about it. Love to see the ones that didn’t make the final cut.

  11. Michelle Condra-Walls 09. Feb, 2013 at 10:55 am #

    Just lovely… your intention and interpretation of natures beauty is fresh and classical. Well done!

  12. JAN KEEN 01. Feb, 2014 at 9:30 pm #

    “Thrilled” would be too mild a word after viewing the works of Cameron Smith.
    They deliver such a breath of freshness , the paintings speaks to your soul in a way that you can almost feel the ocean mist on your face.

    Simply must have this in my life.

  13. John Moreno 23. Feb, 2014 at 9:05 pm #

    I came across your work just by accident on the internet and fell in love with your images of the Sacred Heart and the Immaculate Heart of Mary. They moved me the first instance I beheld them. I then googled you and came across your beach paintings. You are truly a gifted young man with so much ahead of him. I’m sending away for a framed copy of the Sacred Heart and Immaculate Heart of Mary and perhaps down the road a couple of your beach paintings.
    I read in your biography how the Spirit plays a large part in your work. Well he has truly moved you in a glorious way. My favorite quote concerning the Spirit goes like this:

    “For we do not always know how to pray in our weakness so the Spirit intercedes for us with sighs too deep for words.”

    I plan to use your religious work to help me in my daily prayer life.

    Peace,
    Juan Moreno

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Cameron Smith is the winner of the Award of Excellence at the Oil Painters of America 2010 Eastern Regional

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