Sunday, October 02, 2011
Cameron King Exhibit in McAdam
The McAdam railway station will host a display of fifteen of the late Cameron King's watercolours on Saturday, October 15 and Sunday, October 16. Mr. King was well known for his highly-detailed, technically accurate depictions of railway scenes as well as his detailed "elevation" paintings of railway equipment.
I met the late Mr. King once. I happened to be in the Centennial Building in Fredericton and he had a display in the lobby. I'm embarrassed to say that it did not go very well. I remember him asking me if I was interested in any of his paintings, and I made a thoughtless comment on how expensive they were. I recall he was a bit offended by that, rightfully so, as he was charging a fair price for his work.
According to Dave McInroy, Mr. King "produced 219 paintings between 1973 and 1997. This total includes the 55 Elevation paintings which were acquired by the Canada Science and Technology Museum, and 64 Perspective paintings. The balance of his paintings were of New Brunswick landscapes and a few automotive subjects."
If you're around, go check it out!