Cameron Kaller Hirigoyen
"Though I knew I was lucky to have been born in the artist village of Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, it wasn’t until much later that I came to fully appreciate the relevance of my family’s natural ties to the founding of The Friends of Photography organization.
Inadvertently surrounded by local icons such as Imogen Cunningham, Ansel Adams, Ruth Bernhard, Wynn Bullock and much of the Weston family, I was, by default, indoctrinated in the prevalent culture of silver gelatin prints. It was easy to be drawn into the fine art world of photography, but I consistently wanted to explore creating art outside the boundaries of a darkroom.
Fast forward a few decades; my own family of boys and French bulldogs are all now independent, and I have time to fully delve into multi-media art and mediums such as acrylic and ink on paper and canvas. My most profound joy arises when I sense an observer skip a heartbeat, that intangible moment when one is escorted out of their own blue yonder into an untapped frame of mind. Abstract shapes and forms have the power to conjure up oceans of memories and perceptions in both the viewer and myself. It is this interplay that inspires me to continue producing art."
As one of the artists featured in Restoration Hardware’s Modern Spring Catalog, Cameron was recently asked to exhibit her works on paper at the Montage Resort in Los Cabos, Mexico. She’s previously shown at the Jackson Gallery in Palm Springs and is in the permanent collection of the College of Marin’s Community Education Center. Cameron lives and works in Marin County, California.