Ellen Cameron Photography

 

 

 

 

Ellen studied Fine Art  and Art History at York University, Toronto, Canada.  Her original concentration was in painting where she worked on commissioned oil paintings. While photographing  subjects for use as a visual reference for her paintings, she realized that her true passion was photography.

She was always fascinated with drawing and painting horses and was awed by the power and majesty of these magnificent, yet gentle creatures. Her formal training in university opened up new and exciting doors for her, exposing her to the drama contained in such works as, The Pharaoh’s Horses or Spirited Horses.

Upon leaving the city, she and her husband discovered the serene hills and valleys of the Niagara Escarpment and in particular Hockley Valley, which is just north of the GTA near Orangeville, Ontario in the Hills of Headwaters region. They decided to sell their house in the city and to purchase a small horse farm there. The Hills of Headwaters has one of the highest concentration of equestrian facilities in Ontario. Here you will find some of the country's premier horse breeding farms, coaching and training facilities, riding schools, equestrian ranches and a wide range of equestrian events including the 2015 Pan Am Games which are being held in Palgrave.

 

 

Now in her new home surrounded by many magnificent horse farms, and a horse owner herself, she travels with a camera as her constant companion, a tool that more readily allows her to record the subtleties of the horses’ actions and interactions. “I seek to convey the remarkable spirit of the horse, with all its strength and its seemingly contradictory fragility". With the advent of new technology, Ellen has now been able fuse her painting skills, photography and technology  manipulating them together in the digital darkroom. This further allows her to explore the possibilities of unlimited creative expression, transforming her work into stunning pieces of quality equine fine art.

Her rural and equine photographs are taken in a variety of locations on the Niagara Escarpment and the Bruce Trail. This unique ecosystem in Ontario has been recognized since 1990 by UNESCO as a World Biosphere Reserve. These photographs are a celebration of the pristine beauty surrounding us in an area which some are privileged to call home, while still others are thrilled to trek here from the city during weekends and summer vacations.

Ellen Cameron's equine photography reveals an artistic view combined with the technical accuracy of a knowledgeable horsewoman.

 

 

Exhibitions and Accomplishments


In the Hills Magazine, November 2014, photographs for the article, The Thrill of Show Jumping.
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In the Hills Magazine, Sept 2014, photographs  for  the article, Cross Country at a Gallop.
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Artist in Residence, March 2013, cover artist and article contribution, In the Hills Magazine
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  • Cover Image, Toronto and North York Hunt annual magazine issue, 2017
  • Millcroft Inn, Solo Show, 2017
  • "The Greenbelt Book", image included, 2017
  • Headwaters Arts Festival, juried show, 2017
  • Orangeville Utility Box Art Program, 2017
  • McMichael Canadian Art Gallery, 2017
  • Artist Project 2017, Exhibition Place Toronto
  • Millcroft Inn, Solo Show 2016
  • Cover Image, Toronto Hunt  and North York Hunt annual magazine issue, 2016
  • Alton Mill, Group show
  •  Equiart2015, Juried Show in conjunction with Pan American Games
  • Headwaters Parade of Horses for Pan Am Games 2015,  juried  contest to design and  paint  fibreglass horse, Silhouette
  • Image of Pax a Canadian Horse was in Toronto Star, Saturday June 20, 2015
  • Finalist in The  Hills of Headwaters Horse Country signature art competition. Two images selected.
  • Contributor to Horse Canada Publications
  • Guest artist on Rogers Cable Television  show, Brushed by Art
  • Introduced as New Artist, Slate Art Gallery Guide, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto
  • Rouge Concept Art Gallery, Toronto 
  • Caledon Heritage Show, Juried Show
  • Rooms With a View, Aurora Cultural Centre, participating artist
  • Art Horse Magazine-International Equine Art Show, “Distant Thunder”, Director’s Award, “Sunday go to Meeting” 6th place, and Honourable Mention, “Crisp and Clear”
  • Headwaters Arts Festival, Juried Show
  • Cover Artist and feature article, The Rider
  • Cover Artist, OEF Magazine
  • Polo for Heart, participating artist
  • Canadian Horse Annual, Photo Contest Winner
  • Art Horse Magazine-International Equine Art Show, “Can’t Catch Me” and “A Pond Reflection” juried into Ex Arte Equinus Show and Book
  • Nominated for Artisan of the Year by Headwaters Tourism
  • Art Horse Magazine- International Equine Art Show, “Fleeting Beauty” juried into Ex Arte Show and Book
 


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