About Me

Originally from New Zealand where the light is sharp and colours bright I have embraced the hazy atmosphere of England’s landscapes, particularly the river Thames – with it’s tidal variations and misty mornings.

 

The poetry of Robert Graves has provided a haunting dimension to my landscapes. His poem 'The Outlaws' inspired a series of work described as 'Mystical Realism' depicting ghostly forests where 'old gods lie in wait'.

 

Previously I have sought out interesting and challenging locations to work in - churches, science labs (NPL), The Royal Ballet School, riverside docks and most recently was employed by Associated British Ports as their resident artist based at the Port of Southampton. This varied experience has provided me with a diverse range of subject matter from Margot Fonteyn's ballet shoes to rusty boats.

 

I have been painting and showing my work nationally and internationally for over 20 years and work predominately in oil on canvas. I am also a qualified art teacher who has run painting workshops for Tate Britain, Heatherleys School of Art and currently teach at Kingston University and privately in my studio on Eel Pie Island.

 

I welcome visitors, commissions and am currently seeking a new residency project.

CV available on www.leecampbell.co.uk

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