“Cameron Scarth’s artwork represents his deep affinity for moments spent on the water in the pursuit of fish, solitude, beauty and a connection to the larger forces that move our natural world.”
Showing an interest in drawing painting at a very early age, Cameron went on to attend the Etobicoke School of the Arts (2004-07) and the Ontario College of Art and Design (2007-11) in his hometown of Toronto. While attending University he began a career as an outdoor guide. Spending his summers in Tofino, BC, at Clayoquot Wilderness Resort, Cameron developed his love for the mountains and rivers of coastal British Columbia. Bringing his inspiration home to Toronto for the winters sharing his outdoor experiences on canvas.
Upon graduating University in 2011, Cameron moved to British Columbia permanently. Working at several remote lodges he continued to pursue his art in his downtime from guiding fishing and hiking clients. He has since guided in the wilds of Spatsizi Provincial Park, on the Dean River fly-fishing for steelhead and currently enjoys spending his falls guiding on the Babine River with Babine Norlakes lodge. In the off-season he continues to pursue his passions on and off the water in Terrace, BC.
My paintings are expressions of my love for wild places, the wildlife they support and a desire to see them immortalized in a time when they are becoming harder and harder to come by.
Fly fishing has fostered this connection to the land in a visceral way and opens up a dialogue about wildness, our influence on the environment and an appreciation of the beauty in our natural surroundings.
With influences ranging from renaissance pastoral paintings, early 20th century Canadiana, to contemporary street art, my work twists the language of traditional representational landscape painting to tell my unique story and share the places that feed my soul.
Original Paintings are done primarily in Acrylic paint, on cradled wood panels. Digital works are done on iPad Pro. High quality Archival Giclee prints on either paper or canvas can be made to order.