Artist: Cameron Richards
Title: Miss Priya Premkumar
Medium: Acrylic on canvas
Size (cm): 106 x 106
Cameron Richards was born in Perth, Western Australia in 1994. His interest in art started at a young age–largely producing graphite pencil-based drawings for small art competitions around Perth. As he continued his education, he was funnelled towards the sciences, where he fell into a degree of physiotherapy, keeping his creative passion on the side. With his science-based career, he discovered painting to be a great juxtaposition–painting allowing a time of reflection and peace. Being a self-taught artist, many of his works explore darker themes of isolation and natural beauty, presented in both portraiture and landscapes. Over the past few years, he has further focused on his portraiture. He chooses individuals he is often very close to, with firm attention to the detail of his sitter and often highly intricate backdrops that speak as loudly as the portrait itself. His portraiture has earned a number of awards, including the 2020 Shirley Hannan National Portrait Prize.
Read more about Cameron x Art Cup project here