Cameron Schmitz grew up in Greenwich, Connecticut, and spent idle time in her youth drawing. Encouraged by two artistic parents, including her mother who is also a painter, she learned at a very early age the joy and satisfaction of participating in the visual arts.
Cameron holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in painting from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, and Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Painting and Drawing from the University of New Hampshire. She has also studied art and art history at Studio Arts Center International in Florence, Italy.
Following a month-long artist residency at the Vermont Studio Center in 2006, Cameron moved to Vermont after discovering Vermont's rugged landscape to be uniquely inspirational. Now located in the Brattleboro. area, she actively exhibits her work regionally and nationally.
Cameron's work has been featured at Fitchburg Art Museum's biannual exhibition, New England/New Talent, Green Mountain College, Kyoto Seika University in Japan, Emory University, Northern Arizona University Art Museum, and Rogue Space in Chelsea, New York. Her work is represented by The Drawing Room Art Gallery in Cos Cob, Connecticut, and Furchgott Sourdiffe in Shelburne, Vermont. She is also an artist member of the Copley Society of Art in Boston.
In addition to her painting practice, Cameron is also the gallery curator of The Drawing Room Art Gallery and teaches painting at the River Gallery School in Brattleboro, Vermont.