Cameron Kaller Hirigoyen
As lucky as I was 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 close ties to the founding of "The Friends of Photography."
Accordingly surrounded by local icons such as Imogen Cunningham, Ansel Adams, Ruth Bernhard, Wynn Bullock and much of the Weston family, naturally I was immersed 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 enough for me to delve full time into multi-media art and mediums such as paint and ink on paper and canvas. My most profound joy arises when I sense a viewer 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, and this interplay is what inspires me to continue producing works of art and equilibrium time and again.
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.