Cam Forrester Former Architectural Draftsman Retired from 30 years in the golf industry as Golf Professional and Club Manager Full time Artist as of January 1, 2017
"It's more than art, its an adventure"! I've been painting for over 20 years, and the adventure continues. I have a studio,but i do most of my painting and sketching outdoors. I've painted from mountaintops in the Yukon, carried a 50 pound pack on my back, hiked and painted in streams, painted under tarps in the snow under the watchful eye of Bald Eagles. I've painted sunrises and sunsets from boats and canoes in the spectacular Saskatchewan landscape. Its not just about the paint, its the sheer joy of being in the moment and having the ability to capture the wild outdoors on canvas.
Art in the Park, Ivvavik National Park, Yukon, June 2011 Painting the Emma Lake Landscape in Oils and Acrylics, Degen Lindner, Emma Lake Kenderdine Campus,2005 through 2010 Bridge City Artists Group 1992-1999 Under direction of Rolf Krohn Figure Drawing Classes University Of Saskatchewan Extension Division 2007, 2008
Selected Solo Shows Jasper Art Center, Maple Creek Saskatchewan -Pencil and ink drawings 1989 SaskPower Gallery on the Roof , Regina Saskatchewan 1998 Solo shows at Willows - Saskatoon 2007 ,2008
Selected Group Exhibitions Chapel gallery North Battleford 1991 University Of Saskatchewan faculty Club 1997 Mini me -Artist Loft group show 2015 OMG - Artist Loft group show of large paintings October 2016 Artists on Tour, Saskatoon 2013
Illuviation (Men Who Paint) - Gordon Snellgrove Gallery, U of S Department of Art, Saskatoon, SK. December 6 -13, 2015 Northern Landscapes- Station Arts (Rosthern Arts Board) -Rosthern, SK. June 1- August 30th, 2014 Pallettes & Places - Men Who Paint, Hague Gallery, Regina, SK. March 13-14, 2013 Winter Festival Juried Art Show, Mann Art Gallery, Prince Albert February 8 - 30, 2013 Pallettes & Places - Men Who Paint, Show and Sale, Saskatoon, SK. October 26-27, 2012 Northern Exposure - Men Who Paint Show and Sale, Saskatoon, SK. October 29-30, 2011 Winter Festival Juried Art Show, Mann Art Gallery, Prince Albert February 11 - 30, 2011 Men Who Paint, The Frances Morrison Library Gallery, Saskatoon, SK. December 1-24, 2010. Mendel Art Gallery Members Show, Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, SK, November 2010 Under a Painted Sky - Men Who Paint Show and Sale, Saskatoon, SK. October 15-16, 2010 Men Who Paint, Black Spruce Gallery, Christopher Lake, SK. July 23 – 25, 2010 Northern Landscapes by Men Who Paint, Station Arts Centre, Rosthern, SK. August 5-29, 2009. Men Who Paint Show, Amy’s on Second, Prince Albert SK. June 1 – August 31, 2009 Men Who Paint Show, Land of the Loon Resort, Anglin Lake, SK. July 1 – August 31, 2009. Bridge City Artists annual group shows, 1992 - 1999
Successes "Kenderdine Cabin" selected for cover of the Canadian Journal of Rural Medicine Juried Selections annually from 1996 to 2016 Mann Art Gallery Winter Festival Show Prince Albert Saskatchewan "Fairy Island" selected for Prince Albert Arts Council Award, 2005 "Kingsmere River" winner of Kyla award , Mann Gallery Festival, 2015
Collections Parks Canada, Gatineau, Quebec, " 2:30 a.m.Fog over the camp" Ivvavik, Yukon' (24 x 24” Acrylic on canvas) Mann Gallery Permanent Collection, Prince Albert, SK “Kingsmere River” Oil on canvas Mann Gallery Permanent Collection, Prince Albert, SK “Calm start to the day” Oil on wood panel
Books ‘Halfway To Heaven: Men Who Paint, Works from Ivvavik National Park’ 2012, 88 pp. ‘Northern Exposure : Works by Men Who Paint’ 2011, 85 pp. ‘Under Painted Sky: Works by Men Who Paint’. 2010. 117 pp. ‘Men Who Paint’ 2009 57 pp
Articles 'From Soil to Canvas" Ashleigh Mattern, Carfac Saskatchewan Newsletter, September, October 2016 ‘Breaking Ground’, Irene Seiberling, Kingston Whig-Standard, April 6, 2016 Natural Beauties - Plein air artists bring their passion for painting to Regina', Irene Seiberling, Regina Leader Post, April 10, 2015 ‘Men Who Paint’, Tonya Lambert, Fine Lifestyles Magazine, December, 2014 ‘Back from Nature and Doing What's Natural’, Marsha Day, Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, October 9, 2013 Men Who Paint - Journey of Landscape Artists Reflected in Upcoming Exhibit’, Irene Seiberling, Regina Leader Post, March 26, 2013 ‘Men Who Paint Honored for Artwork from Yukon’, Cam Hutchinson, Saskatoon Express, October 22, 2012 ‘Trip of a lifetime for the Men Who Paint’, Tara Campbell, Saskatoon Express, October 24, 2011. ‘Yukon great for Men Who Paint’, Marsha Day, Saskatoon Star Phoenix Arts & Life, October 12, 2011 ‘Unlikely source of paintings furnishes beauty’, Marsha Day, Saskatoon Star Phoenix Arts & Life, September 7, 12, 2011 ‘National Parks Arctic Splendour’, The Globe and Mail Travel Section, August 13, 2011 ‘Men to Paint North’, Cam Fuller, Saskatoon Star Phoenix, June 2, 2011 ‘The Men Who Paint Outdoors’ by Darlene Polachic, Sunday Sun December 5, 2010 ‘Group of Painter Enjoy Working Out Doors’, Cam Fuller Saskatoon Star-Pheonix, August 2009 ‘Men Who Paint at Speed of Sun’, Tessa Holloway, Prince Albert Herald, July 30, 2009
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