Mark Cameron is a Jamaican artist who works primarily with landscapes. His portrayals of Jamaican scenery are colorful and peaceful, connecting not just to things he has seen now in front of his eyes, but to memories of the distant years of his childhood. After graduating from the School of Visual Arts in New York, NY, Cameron decided to go back to his hometown and continue experimenting with nature’s diversities around Jamaica.
Cameron uses oils and acrylics on canvas to capture the magnificent, vibrant and rich colors of the local flora. The tranquility of his scenes pulls the viewer in, making us want to be sitting by a calmly flowing river, soaking up the sunshine with the cool wind on our skin. It’s inviting. His inherent gift for understanding the nature of light (in particular, the brilliant tropical sunlight of Jamaica) and its various influences on color are almost impressionist in their nature. His blue, green and yellow landscapes never fail to inspire.