GODZILLA'S FOOT

MICHAEL CAMERON

GODZILLA'S FOOT

Cameron's work is spliced with metaphor and political reference. On one level it delves into the dark and sinister and on the other, scenic wonderment abounds. Equipped with a sound grasp of art history and technique, his paintings oscillate on multiple levels of texture, tone, colour, and application. Born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Cameron studied at Carlton University, the Ontario College of Art and Design, The Banff Centre for the Arts, Leighton Artist Colony residency and a Landscape residency with Iain Baxter. He has been a Banff-based artist since 1990. Cameron appreciates the work of renowned Canadian landscape painter David Milne (1882?1953) and Scottish magic realist painter Peter Doig (1959- ) but is influenced more by his own nocturnal painterly routine and daily experiences. Cameron has exhibited in numerous, high profile solo and group exhibitions in Banff, Calgary and Toronto. His work has also been exhibited at art fairs in Miami and Chicago. Inspired by the N.F.B?s short film, Bambi Meets Godzilla, by Marv Newland, Cameron's painting, Godzilla's Foot, is a metaphor for the impending catastrophic result of climate change.