Shawn Cameron, b. 1950, Phoenix, AZ (United States)
Shawn Cameron paints western events and scenery she has personally experienced. Both of her parents are products of Arizona pioneer ranching families whose legacy in the state began over 140 years ago. It has been reported by the Arizona State Brand Department that a family brand, the Hatchet, is believed to be one of the oldest on file. She credits the Lord, her personal experiences and her family’s heritage for her unique perspective. Possessing a deep appreciation and respect for the true cowboy, the elements of his world become an inspiration for her art. Cameron began to draw and paint as a child and has continued to study and grow. There have been a number of mentors but special credit is given to Arizona cowboy artists Bill Owen and Joe Beeler as positive factors in her career. Bob “Shoofly” Shufelt also served as a strong catalyst as she began her career. Her primary medium is oil but she has also worked in pencil, pastel, watercolor and clay.