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Sue Campion RBA

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Sue Campion was born in London in 1944. During the sixties she worked in London as a display artist before leaving England to live in Spain and America . Now living and working in England, a major part of Sue's paintings relate to her travels in Spain, Australia, Arizona, Italy, France and more recently the English countryside.

In 2007 she was elected a member of the Royal Society of British Artists (RBA) and her work is held in both public and private collections throughout the world.

Sue acknowledges a number of influences on her work. ‘Van Gogh and Matisse have both inspired in me a love of strong colour, as well as the Fauves painters. This was an important influence when I was working in Spain. I have also been influenced by the train posters of the 1940’s and 50’s which I saw as a child, they often have clear design and strong areas of flat colour and have remained in my memory. These posters were used to advertise rail links to various parts of the British Isles and I still find their way of looking at the countryside, fascinating." Artists such as Ravillious, Bawden, Nash and Piper are also strong influences on Sue’s work, especially the way in which these artists construct and compose their landscapes. 

"I return to Spain most years working in the South around Malaga and Nerja. In England in addition to Shropshire, I paint in and around Whitby where my brother lives and I also return to the South Downs near Brighton to paint the hay bales in summer. I used only to be able to paint the English landscape in summer with its bright colours and contrasts but now I appreciate autumn and winter. I have come to love the landscape under snow and I always hope for a cold snap so that we get some real snow. The contrast between the white fields, the purple brown hedgerows and the skeletal trees is marvellous. I like working in pastel because I find it a very direct medium and I enjoy the intense, dense colours that you can achieve"

Excerpt from: " In Conversation with Julian Halsby", The Artist 2008

 

SOLO  EXHIBITIONS


2010

  • The Russell Gallery, London

2009

  • Rowley Contemporary Art, Winchester
  • Twenty Twenty, Much Wenlock

2008

  • The Russell Gallery, London

2007

  • Medici Gallery
  • Twenty Twenty, Much Wenlock
  • Rowley Contemporary Art, Winchester

2006

  • The Russell Gallery, London

2005

  • The Medici Gallery, London

2004 

  • The Russell Gallery, London

2002

  • David Curzon Gallery, Wimbledon, London

2001

  • New Grafton Gallery, Barnes, London

2000

  • The Medici Gallery, London

1999

  • The Medici Gallery, London
  • New Grafton Gallery, Barnes London

1997

  • New Grafton Gallery, Barnes, London
  • The Ashbourne Gallery, Ashbourne, Derbyshire

1995

  • The Barnes Gallery, Barnes, London

1993

  • The Wykeham Galleries, Barnes, London

1992

  • Mina Renton Gallery, Pimlico, London

1991

  • Mina Renton Gallery, Pimlico, London
  • Patchings Gallery, Calverton, Nottinghamshire

1990

  • The Makers Gallery, Welshpool, Powys

 



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