When art exhibit juror Liz Trosper was selecting artwork for the fifth annual Center for Contemporary Arts National Juried Competition and Exhibition (CCAN), she included two oil paintings by Cameron faculty member Jack Crouch, an assistant professor of art. The exhibition is presented by the Center for Contemporary Arts in Abilene, Texas, and will be on display through November 27.
Crouch’s paintings are titled “Backyard” and “Weed.”
"Both paintings are partially realized moments of the growth of my children, as if from a dream,” he says. “Not a complete thought, more like a memory of an experience or day dream of what could be."
Crouch joined this faculty at Cameron in August 2021 and teaches painting and drawing. Born and raised in rural Illinois to an artist father and preschool teacher mother, he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Western Illinois University in 2009. He then earned a Master of Arts degree and a Master of Fine Arts degree from Bradley University.
His medium of choice is oil painting, and his work ranges from still life paintings to large-scale narrative figure paintings that are influence by Italian Renaissance artists as well as the New Leipzig School of painters.