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26
Jan
18

Lee Campbell – Summer oil paintings & reductions on older work

Display of original framed oil paintings and limited edition prints of local scenes in ‘Frames of Twickenham’ from 13th August

Creative Arts Twickenham  Contact Alison Callen Tel: 07909 994594       http://www.creativearttwickenham.uk

I am teaching a watercolour class at the lovely ETNA center in East Twickenham every Wednesday.

Each 3 hour session includes an element of drawing, art history and technical skills in a friendly and creative atmosphere with time for free expression.

Article describing the influences from my residency at NPL published by the Architecture Platform 9th July 2018 http://www.architectureplatfrorm.com

 

Lovely tribute to much missed Trevor Bayliss on the gate opp. my studio by Barry & Twig

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Working with the website, Singulart – based in France They have sold ‘Pacific Reef’.  and have posted an interview with me on their website: https://blog.singulart.com/en/2018/05/09/interview-with-lee-campbell/.

Current Work

‘Golden Pond’ oil on canvas 28″ x 39″ – Lee Campbell
‘Pacific Reef’   32″ x 47″ Oil on block canvas – Lee Campbell -SOLD

‘Coral Reef’ 32″ x 47″  oil on canvas – Lee Campbell

‘Roi Soliel II’ 80cm x 80cm oil on canvas – Lee Campbell

‘Cretaceous’         oil on canvas                  130cm x 130cm         –       Lee Campbell

‘Strata’  oil on canvas                  30″ x 40″      – Lee Campbell

‘Epiphany’ oil on canvas 32″ x 32″ – Lee Campbell

‘Highland Loch’ 20″ x 20″ – Lee Campbell

The following paintings are a new series of small oil paintings which is available form the Bute Gallery:

https://thebutegallery.com/

These are 12″ x 12″ square oil on block canvas paintings of Rothesay Bay, Isle of Bute – the image continues around the edges

                                                 ‘September’ – Lee Campbell

                                                 ‘October’ – Lee Campbell

                                               ‘November’ – Lee Campbell

The following are smaller oil on block canvas measuring 8″ x 8″ showing scenes of the Isle of Bute :

                                               ‘Old Jetty’ – Lee Campbell

                                              ‘Homeward’ – Lee Campbell

                                              ‘Jetty’ – Lee Campbell

                                                ‘Harvest Moon’ – Lee Campbell

‘Pacific Gold’ oil on canvas 70cm x 70cm – Lee Campbell

‘Red Sails’ – Thames Barge Oil on canvas – Lee Campbell SOLD

‘Sanctuary’ 32″ x 32″ – Lee Campbell

‘From the Bridge – Richmond’ 28″ x 39″ – Lee Campbell

‘Daffodils’ oil on canvas 31.5″ x 12″ – Lee Campbell

”Soft Light’ 32″ x 12″ oil on canvas – Lee Campbell

‘Still Life’ oil on canvas 32″ x 32″ – Lee Campbell

‘Allegory’ oil on canvas 12″ x 12″ – Lee Campbell

‘Twickenham Summer’ 12″ x 12″ oil on paper – Lee Campbell

Available as a print from ‘Frames of Twickenham’‘ Naked Ladies’ 15″ x 17″ oil on paper – Lee Campbell

‘The White Swan’ Twickenham, 14″ x 14″ oil on paper – Lee Campbell

Both of the above are available as prints from ‘Frames of Twickenham’

At work on Pacific Reef – photo by Annie Pitcher

 

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29
Aug
14

Spring 2015 News and Artwork

This spring I had a large painting in the new exhibition at Orleans House Gallery too and was delighted to see that it was selected for the invitation. Richmond Views - Orleans House Gallery

‘Tribute to Turner’ was a large private commission and a real joy to work on.

Tribute to Turner - oil on canvas 5' x 3' Lee Campbell

‘Tribute to Turner’ – oil on canvas 3′ x 5 ‘ Lee Campbell

'Passion' oil on canvas 180cm x 50cm Lee Campbell

‘Passion’ oil on canvas 180cm x 50cm Lee Campbell

The above piece was commissioned by Art District in Amsterdam and will be part of their collection in the new year. This time of year I like to have a ‘warm’ painting in the studio.

Latest oil paintings of Twickenham and Richmond Park

'Snowy Thames' - Lee Campbell

‘Snowy Thames’ – Lee Campbell

'Thames Mist' Lee Campbell

‘Thames Mist’ Lee Campbell

'Richmond Moon' Lee Campbell

‘Richmond Moon’ Lee Campbell

'Forest Glow' - Lee Campbell

‘Forest Glow’ – Lee Campbell

'Furze' oil on canvas Lee Campbell

‘Furze’ oil on canvas Lee Campbell

 

Commissions Welcome

I am happy to work from your photos of landscapes or architecture and can give a quote once I know the required size. A good way to be sure of this is to tape a piece of paper to your wall in the  space where the painting is needed. Once agreed I ask for a 50% deposit and the balance is paid when completed.

Tubular Turner

Inspired by the wonderful ‘Mr Turner’ I’ve completed another ‘tubular painting’ this time a copy of ‘The Fighting Temeraire’. It’s 80cm x 15cm diam.

Turner Tube 1

Turner Tube 2

‘Tubular Turner’ oil on canvas on a cardboard tube – Lee Campbell

Port of Southampton’s Resident Artist

Panoply is a compilation of images from the town and port collated into a single image. All the components actually exist but the scale and perspectives have been manipulated to create an image which reflects my experience.

'Panoply' oil on canvas Lee Campbell

‘Panoply’ oil on canvas Lee Campbell

'Solent Blues' - Lee Campbell

‘Solent Blues’ – Lee Campbell

Old Glory

‘Silhouette’ – Lee Campbell

Southampton Gold - Lee Campbell

‘Southampton Gold’ – Lee Campbell

The Port Southampton - Lee Campbell

‘The Port Southampton’ – Lee Campbell

Earlier this month I was employed by ABP (Assoc. British Ports) as the resident artist for Southampton where I have been making a series of oil on paper sketches of the various aspects of this very diverse environment. The town itself has some historic buildings and a city wall which looks out towards all the industrial activity happening around the port. When the large cruise liners dock they tower over the edges of the town dwarfing the daily activity below. There are also yachts, tugs, container ships, car ferries to the Isle of Wight, and next month some sailing ships will be in the port – quite a challenging subject I think,  which could keep me happily occupied for a very long time. However, as it the 50th anniversary of Southampton being decreed a city there are many activities planned including an exhibition of my work in the Ocean Terminal in November.

ABP News:

http://www.abports.co.uk/newsarticle/124/

I initially concentrated on the links and commonality between the town and the port with more than a touch of my own ‘romantic’ aesthetic instilled into the mix.

Residency Update

The work was exhibited at the Sea Museum in January earlier this year:

Lee Campbell Sea World Exhibition

Lee Campbell Sea World Exhibition

http://www.dailyecho.co.uk/business/11820708.Work_by_port_s_first_Artist_in_Residence_on_display/

Home to Roost - Lee Campbell

Home to Roost – Lee Campbell

Old & New - Lee Campbell

‘Town Quay’ – Lee Campbell

'Sunset' - Lee Campbell

‘Sunset’ – Lee Campbell

 

'First Light '- Lee Campbell

‘First Light ‘- Lee Campbell

 

‘Resting’ – Lee Campbell

Was looking around the studio for inspiration when I spotted some cardboard tubes which made me think of ship’s funnels. One of those lovely connections that led to this:

'Tubular Boats' - Lee Campbell

‘Tubular Boats’ – Lee Campbell

'STS Tenacious' - oil on canvas Lee Campbell

‘STS Tenacious’ – oil on canvas Lee Campbell

The other exciting news this month is that Art District, the Dutch Gallery who have commissioned a series of large oil paintings  have sold one and have interest in several others.

These are amongst some of the largest work I have done to date:

'Renaissance' - Lee Campbell Art District Holland

Renaissance’ – Lee Campbell 120cm x 120cm Art District Holland

 

'Alpine Mist' - Lee Campbell Art District, Holland

‘Alpine Mist’ – Lee Campbell
Art District, Holland

 

'Xanadu' - Lee Campbell Art District Amsterdam

‘Xanadu’ – Lee Campbell
100cm x 190cm Art District Amsterdam

 

'Salvation' - Lee Campbell 180cm x 50cm Art District Amsterdam

‘Salvation’ – Lee Campbell
180cm x 50cm
Art District Amsterdam

10
May
13

Eel Pie Island Summer 2013

'Limberlost' oil on canvas - Lee Campbell

Latest Work

Inspired by the cemetery where I run with Holly I painted this imaginary forest and was thinking of a title when I suddenly remembered a book that I’d loved as a kid. Apparently a classic ‘A Girl from the Limberlost’ was written by the naturalist Gene Stratton-Porter and set in a swampy forest in Indiana with lots of bug action  (I loved bugs when I was a kid) so this book had embedded itself in my memory. According to the History of Jay County by M.W. Montgomery, published in 1864, the name Limberlost came from the following circumstance: A man named James Miller, while hunting along its banks, became lost. After various fruitless efforts to find his way home, in which he would always come around to the place of starting, he determined to go in a straight course, and so, every few rods he would mark a tree. While doing this, he was found by friends. Being an agile man, he was known as ‘limber Jim,’ and, after this, the stream was called ‘Limberlost.’

Enchanted Oil on canvas Lee Campbell

Enchanted Oil on canvas Lee Campbell

Awakening - Lee Campbell

Awakening – Lee Campbell

Twickenham Rowing Club

This painting is oil on paper and was commissioned by a client who wanted autumnal colours in the trees. This painting also shows the new extension to the clubhouse and is available as a print from Frames in Twickenham

Twickenham Rowing Club - Lee Campbell

Twickenham Rowing Club – Lee Campbell

Miniature Flowers Oil on paper - Lee Campbell

Miniature Flowers Oil on paper – Lee Campbell

About this time every year I feel the need to paint flowers and this series on tiny ones are the latest.

Each one is approx. 6″ x 4″ and sold with a 4″ deep neutral coloured mount.

Cloud Racing - oil on canvas Lee Campbell

This painting is inspired by my friend Kate who posted some lovely photos of riding on the beach. I often wondered if the seascapes needed some ‘action’ and this has provided the focus that was missing.

Blue Velum - Lee Campbell

Blue Velum – Lee Campbell

After Sales Service

Happy to say that should any of my artworks become damaged (on the surface) I’m happy to restore it to it’s former glory as I have just done for the large Golden Orb painting that was splashed with paint during decorating:

Gold Orb - oil on canvas Lee Campbell

Gold Orb – oil on canvas Lee Campbell

New Zealand News

I grew up in Carew about 7 miles from Geraldine, a place called Carew near the Rangitata River. After all the earthquakes it’s so good to hear positive news from Canterbury.

http://www.wired.com/business/2013/06/google_internet_balloons/

South Canterbury NZ

South Canterbury NZ

Street Pianos

In 2009 I participated in Luke Jerram’s public art project which involved painting pianos and placing them in public places world wide. See this link for some amazing art works around the world: http://www.streetpianos.com/

Lee Campbell's Union Rose Piano Soho 2009

Lee Campbell’s Union Rose Piano Soho 2009

My favourite from the recent ones is in L.A. and by  Alexander Mihaylovich http://mihaylovich.com

 

04
May
13

Kaspar and Clouds

Cloudscape -  Lee Campbell

Cloudscape – Lee Campbell

The Dreaming - Lee Campbell

The Dreaming – Lee Campbell

Clouds – nephology or cloud physics

For the last 20 years I have been painting clouds – and can’t be sure exactly why.  I often look to create a timeless quality in my paintings and clouds seem to be one of those timeless things, constantly fluctuating and affecting everything from our mood to our climate. They can be dark and toxic or as light and lacy as white angels with as many shapes as we can possibly imagine. The essentials of the modern nomenclature system for tropospheric clouds (those forming in the lowest major layer of the atmosphere) were proposed by Luke Howard a British manufacturing chemist and an amateur meteorologist with broad interests in science, in an 1802 presentation to the Askesian Society. Since 1890, clouds have been classified and illustrated in cloud atlases with most cloud genera divided into species, varieties, or both, based on specific physical characteristics of the clouds. This was the beginning of a study that allowed artists to understand the basic structures of clouds and since then they have used them in a variety of spectacular ways:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-21034217  Berndnaut Smilde creating actual clouds.

In painting, clouds make a flexible pictorial device which can be employed to create perspective or suggest wind movement and when naturalism is no longer an issue the clouds can be any colour or shape that the artist can imagine. My personal favourite naturalistic cloud painting is by Vermeer:

View of Delft - Vermeer

View of Delft – Vermeer

Can you identify these painted clouds?

Test your knowledge  on this site:

http://www.windows2universe.org/art_and_music/cloud_art/clouds_in_art.html

Some amazing cloud phenomena:

Some of the more fantastic examples can be seen on this site:

http://matadornetwork.com/bnt/60-insane-cloud-formations-from-around-the-world-pics/

See video of Gavin Preton-Pinney’s delightful lecture on the Joy of Clouds:

http://cloudappreciationsociety.org/

Sky details from my paintings

Clouds 1 - Lee Campbell

Clouds 1 – Lee Campbell

Cloud 5 - Lee Campbell

Cloud 5 – Lee Campbell

Cloud 6 - Lee Campbell

Cloud 6 – Lee Campbell

Cloud 3 - Lee Campbell

Cloud 3 – Lee Campbell

cloud 9 - Lee Campbell

Cloud 9 – Lee Campbell

Blue & Gold oil on canvas Lee Campbell 2014

Blue & Gold oil on canvas Lee Campbell

Happy to see that The Savoy is continuing to inspire artists:

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/art/news/a-homage-to-kaspar-the-friendly-cat-checks-in-at-the-savoys-new-eatery-8600305.html

Kaspar

Kaspar

I had been commissioned to make paintings of The Savoy during the re fit for The Byrne Bros and this included a large painting encompassing details from the Savoy including the lovely cat Kaspar – see detail below:

Kaspar - detail from painting of The Savoy by Lee Campbell

Kaspar – detail from painting of The Savoy by Lee Campbell