Private Collection, Toronto.
Artistically active since the early 1970s, Alex Cameron creates thickly painted works of oil on canvas, overflowing with colour and exuding joy. Exploring landscape and abstract idioms, Cameron works both large and small. Wall-sized paintings such as Red Pine Wild (2010) bring a Fauvist sensibility to familiar Canadian terrain, while small, page-sized abstractions such as Blue Dribble (2010) reference Indian miniatures and Cameron's travels. Extensively exhibited through four decades, Cameron's work was featured in Four Toronto Painters at the Ontario Art Gallery (1976), 14 Canadians at Washington's Hirschorn Museum (1977), and Alex Cameron in Mid-Career (1985), a traveling early retrospective organized by the Robert McLaughlin Gallery in Oshawa. Based in Toronto, Cameron has shown across Canada and in the U.S. and is extensively collected in private and public collections, such as those of the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Art Gallery of Hamilton, and the Office of the Prime Minister of Canada.