Rachel Hawkes Cameron
Rachel Hawkes Cameron’s work was born from a need to create in the wake of a traumatic loss. Inspired by memory, nature and her own navigation through grief, her work is a story of what can emerge when everything changes. Her paintings explore colour and patterns from the scenes around her and in her memory. Layered through her process is the fragmentation of the space left behind, and an effort to chase moments associated with grief. Abstraction of these traumatic memories give shape to the elements in her work, and dictate the composition and arrangement of colour. Her education and experience in architecture and design lend to the overall cohesion of these elements.
Rachel Hawkes Cameron was born and raised in downtown Toronto. She spent many of her formative years in Halifax, Nova Scotia, where she studied Architecture and Design at Dalhousie University and the Nova Scotia Academy of Art & Design. She now lives with her husband, daughter and son in Hamilton, Ontario.