lein air painter Cam Forrester merges passion for painting and golf at the PGA Tour Elk Ridge Open
Cam Forrester spent 30 years in the golf industry but on June 20, 21 and 22, he is embracing his other passion – plein air painting – at the Elk Ridge Open.
The practice of plein air painting – or painting in the open air – goes back for centuries and was made into an art form by the French Impressionists. Their desire to paint light and its changing qualities combined with the creation of transportable paints and easels provided the freedom to paint outside.
Cam does most of his painting and sketching outdoors. He has painted from mountaintops in the Yukon, carried a 50-pound pack on his back, hiked and painted in streams, painted under tarps in the snow under the watchful eye of Bald Eagles. He has painted sunrises and sunsets from boats and canoes in the spectacular Saskatchewan landscape. “It’s not just about the paint, it’s the sheer joy of being in the moment and having the ability to capture the wild outdoors on canvas.” Cam has facilitated numerous workshops, solo and group shows.
He is a member of the Men Who Paint, a group of five painters who began painting together in 2007. Inspired by the work and adventurous spirit of the early Canadian painters, the Men Who Paint have a preference for painting outside. The combined artistic experience of the group offers a unique diversity and their collective dynamic thrives on each individual’s passion for finding expression through interpretation of not only their Saskatchewan home but landscapes across Canada.
Enjoy the solo exhibition at Black Spruce Gallery and Elk Ridge Resort June 19-26. Join us at the Elk Ridge Open or watch for Cam at the Black Spruce Gallery, Waskesiu June 20, 21 and 22.
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