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Shawn Cameron (b. 1950)  Artworks >>

A painter of western subjects, Shawn Cameron has ranching heritage that goes back many generations. Her family has been chronicled on the pages of Arizona history books. Her paternal grandparents drove cattle down the Oregon Trail into Arizona in the 1870s to establish ranches, schools and stores in the northern part of the state. Her maternal grandparents lived in southern Arizona during that same period and founded cattle ranches, businesses and Indian Trading Posts. Today, her family continues to make their living cattle ranching in the northern regions of Arizona. Of her work, Shawn writes: "I love to paint and paint what I see and love...the West". Shawn has been drawing and painting horses and cattle since childhood and her artistic nature was evident in her pursuits of music, writing, and drawing, but she now devotes full time to her artwork. She often paints from life, but takes photographs to enable more work to be done in her studio. She works in oils, pencil and pastel and gathers most of her material by riding horseback with her husband while working cattle, which they run on their desert range. She has also taken classes at the Scottsdale Artists' School and has been mentored by several well-known contemporary painters. She continues learning and studying today through many avenues including the works of deceased artists whom she researches in her personal library. Her studio, a remodeled old water tower built in the 1930s, is next to her house and overlooks the canyons of the Verde River near Prescott, Arizona. Source

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