My name is Maria Connour and I am a fourth year Studio Arts major at Ohio Northern University. I believe it is important to shine a light on the many talented artists we have on campus, and the best way to do that is to feature their art in the Northern Review. I sat down with Cameron Lowery, a senior art student in my advanced watercolor course, to learn about her artistic process and do a spotlight on her work.
Cameron Lowery is a twenty-one year old Art Education major from Mt. Victory, Ohio. What appealed to her about ONU was the excellent professors and small hometown feel, which she says is similar to how she grew up. Speaking on the decision to get into Art Education, Cameron said she used to mentor young kids through the 4H program and realized she should go into teaching. Seeing as how she also enjoyed artistic activities, it was a natural decision to go into Art Education. Pictured below is the watercolor palette Cameron uses for her work.
Featured below are various sketches Cameron has done within two small sketchbooks using just watercolor and pen. She says the pattern work can be soothing and she often does the sketches to relax.
For Cameron’s capstone project this year she has chosen to study how drawing and doodling can help with stress and anxiety. With a focus on nature, specifically mountains in the works below, she is able to capture a calming feeling and express that through paint and ink. It is her various ideas and enjoyment of creating that makes her curious about creating adult coloring books in the future.
To get more involved with the art program at Ohio Northern and to get to know other people like Cameron with an interest in art, you can join ONU’s Art Club.
Alternatively, just take a walk through the Wilson Art Building to view the student body’s work on display.