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 funneled towards the sciences, where he fell into a Degree in Physiotherapy, keeping his creative passion on the side. With his science-based career, he discovered painting to be a great juxtaposition – painting allowing 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 12 months, Cameron has further focused on his portraiture. He chooses individuals he is often very close to, with firm attention to detail of his sitter and often highly intricate backdrops that speak as loudly as the portrait itself.
Cameron Richards’ Art Awards
His portraiture has earned several awards in the last 12 months including the People’s choice award in the 2019 Nedland’s Emerge Youth Art Award, the Acquisition prize in the 2019 city of Canning art award, the Open award, and the People’s Choice Award in the 2019 City of South Perth Emerging art award. In 2020 alone Cameron won the Shirley Hannan National Portrait Prize, the “Packers Prize” in the Collie National Art Prize, and 1st place for the Boynes International Emerging Art Prize.