David Young Cameron (1865-1945) was educated at The Glasgow Academy, and from around 1881 he studied at the Glasgow School of Art and in 1885 enrolled at the Edinburgh Schools of Art where he was introduced to etching. His subjects were mainly landscapes and architecture. In his oil paintings he approached the same subject matter with a breadth of design and pure harmonious colour. His unpeopled landscapes are imbued with a serenity and majesty. Working at the same time as the colourists, Cameron deals with the light and colours of Scotland in a very different way. He did not depict shimmering sunlight with rapid, vigorous brush strokes, but gave his subjects an overall clear light and a high degree of finish.
Loch Maree is a loch in Wester Ross in the Northwest Highlands, and is the fourth largest freshwater loch in Scotland. It contains five large wooded islands and over 60 smaller ones, many of which have their own lochans. The loch is important for wildlife and is the site of one of the largest breeding concentrations of black-throated diver in Great Britain, and also hold an important population of otter. The islands of Loch Maree are the location of some of the best native Caledonian pinewood in Scotland, and are particularly noted for their dragonflies, with 12 species having been recorded.
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