Camryn Maher is a fourth-generation desert-dweller of the Great Basin. Her life growing up in the mountains of rural Nevada shaped her lifelong love and deep feeling of care for the natural world and all the importance lying therein. Camryn completed her Bachelor of Arts in Painting at Brigham Young University - Idaho in 2018 and has since had occasion to inhabit various locations throughout Central Europe, Southeast Asia and the American Southwest; working in high-end and rare art sales, content creation and digital design, and volunteer service work; all while maintaining a personal artistic practice to further her urgent goals of contributing to a better future for our natural world. Camryn is in the Master of Fine Arts program at the University of Nevada Reno. She works primarily in paint and 2-D media, drawing from her background in classical western landscape painting. In her free time, Camryn enjoys backpacking, rock climbing, cooking and developing her green thumb.
I strive to process my perception of the natural world through art, in an effort to portray patterns of growth. I aim to include more contemporary mediums and stylistic practices in my work in order to accurately express my feelings about the subject matter. The viewer should note the use of linear repetition and structure, fine detail and the focus on color. I hope the viewer of my work feels with deep feeling the understanding of, love for and connection with the natural world I feel so rooted in.