Archive for the 'Exhibitions' Category

02
Apr
17

Spring “17 New Paintings of Twickenham & Richmond

Following the exhibition at the Baxter Gallery I have concentrated on making a series of river paintings based on Eel Pie Island, Twickenham Riverside and Richmond Bridge – these range in size from miniatures 4″ x 6″ to medium sized oil on canvas 28″ x 20″.

All are currently available form my studio on Eel pie Island.

‘Twickenham Embankment’ oil on canvas 16″ x 20″ – Lee Campbell

‘Richmond Sunset’ oil on canvas Lee Campbell

‘River Mist’ oil on canvas 20″ x 20″ – Lee Campbell

‘Sunset from Richmond Bridge’ – Lee Campbell

‘Pastel Sunrise’ oil on canvas – 20″ x 28″ – Lee Campbell

‘Eel Pie Sunrise’ oil on canvas  18″ x 24″ – Lee Campbell

‘Richmond Dusk’ Oil on canvas  18″ x 20″ – Lee Campbell

‘Eel Pie Island’ oil on canvas 16″ x 22″ –  Lee Campbell

                                            ‘Eel Pie Sunrise’ oil on canvas – Lee Campbell

‘Richmond Bridge’ oil on paper 4″ x 6″ – Lee Campbell

‘Richmond Pink’ oil on paper 6″ x 4″ – Lee Campbell

‘Richmond Dusk’ oil on paper 6″ x 4″ – Lee Campbell

‘Eel Pie Glow’ oil on canvas 16″ x 20″ – Lee Campbell

‘River Mist’ oil on canvas 32″ x 12″ – Lee Campbell

‘St Mary’s Church’ oil on paper 4″ x 6″ – Lee Campbell

‘Rainbow Sky Petersham’ Oil on canvas – Lee Campbell

                               ‘Quiet Place’ oil on canvas 130cm x 80cm  – Lee Campbell

Latest project:

Large 3 panel screen 150cm x 150cm Oil on canvas

Detail of screen:

50% Discount off older work – Commissions welcome

Link to article in SW Londoner from summer Open Studios 2016 referring to Brexit: https://tinyurl.com/lurbdm3

06
May
16

Paintings available from studio Eel Pie Is. Studio Summer ’16

'Peace' oil on canvas Lee Campbell

‘Sanctuary’ oil on canvas  Lee Campbell – SOLD

Artists and Brexit:  Great publicity in SW Londoner with thanks to Lucy Middleton

http://www.swlondoner.co.uk/eel-pie-island-artists-fear-brexit-cause-tough-winter-creative-industry/

Drawing including some of the many textures and objects around the boatyard;

Eel Pie Textures - Lee Campbell

Eel Pie Textures  Charcoal drawing – Lee Campbell

'Tranquility' 32" x 48" -Lee Campbell

‘Tranquility’ 32″ x 48″ -Lee Campbell

Latest ‘Summer Series’ 2016

June - Lee Campbell

June – Lee Campbell

'Summer' oil on canvas Lee Campbell

‘Summer’ oil on canvas Lee Campbell

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‘Portal’ oil on canvas Lee Campbell

'Rose Irene' oil on canvas Lee Campbell

‘Rose Irene’     oil on canvas –  Lee Campbell

'Garland' oil on canvas Lee Campbell

‘Garland’ oil on canvas Lee Campbell

'Rose Antique' Oil on canvas Lee Campbell

‘Rose Antique’
Oil on canvas Lee Campbell

Odilon's Dream 31" x 12" Lee Campbell

‘Odilon’s Dream’  31″ x 12″ Lee Campbell

Tubular Roses - oil on canvas on cardboard 6" x 19"

Tubular Roses – oil on canvas on cardboard 6″ x 19″

'Homecoming' Lee Campbell

‘Homecoming’  – 30″ x 30″ Lee Campbell

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Miniature roses – Lee Campbell

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Framed Miniature roses – 4″ x 6″ Lee Campbell

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DSCF5823Tiniest yet! Each painting is 8cm x 6cm – see all with prices on website: http://www.leecampbell.co.uk

'River Mist' Lee Campbell

‘River Mist’ 32″ x 55″ oil on canvas – Lee Campbell  (SOLD)

The Mystic - oil on canvas Lee Campbell

The Mystic – 24″x  39″ oil on canvas – Lee Campbell

Latest Miniatures – oil on paper – as cards.             Ready to frame

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Private commissions

'Penshurst Summer' 4' x 5' oil on canvas

‘Penshurst Summer’  4′ x 5′   oil on canvas – Lee Campbell

'Florence' - Lee Campbell

‘Florence’ – 30″ x 30″ – Lee Campbell

Vogue 1  As seen in Vogue July ’16 issue – ‘Golden Lace’  No 6.

 

12
Nov
15

Eel Pie Is. Winter Paintings

 

'Sanctuary' oil on canvas Lee Campbell

‘Sanctuary’ oil on canvas Lee Campbell

Lovely tale from Eel Pie Island in the 60’s:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01b1lv6

'Quiescent' oil on canvas Lee Campbell

‘Quiescent’ (Old Isleworth) oil on canvas Lee Campbell

Thanks to all who braved the gales last weekend to visit the island’s Open Studio Show.

Twickenham Lights

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My studio is usually open to visitors but to be sure I am there or not teaching Tel: 07900242997

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Twickenham Lights - Lee Campbell

Twickenham Lights – Lee Campbell

A selection of new oil paintings:

Sylvan Gold 35" x 35" oil on canvas Lee Campbell

Sylvan Gold 35″ x 35″ oil on canvas Lee Campbell – SOLD

Golden Hollow 30" x 30" Lee Campbell

Golden Hollow 30″ x 30″ Lee Campbell

'Symphony' oil on canvas Lee Campbell‘Symphony’ oil on canvas Lee Campbell

New scenes of Twickenham – also available as Giclee Prints from ‘Frames’ of T’ham:

Twickenham Dusk - Lee Campbell

Twickenham Dusk – Lee Campbell

Miniature oil on paper paintings available as greeting cards ready to frame:

Eel Pie Bridge - Lee Campbell

Eel Pie Bridge – Lee Campbell

Treasure - Lee Campbell

Treasure – Lee Campbell

King Henry's Mound - Lee Campbell

King Henry’s Mound – Lee Campbell

 

'Renaissance II' Lee Campbell

‘Renaissance II’ oil on canvas  – Lee Campbell

 

Summer pics. of the island past and present: http://www.messynessychic.com/2014/08/21/the-tiny-island-on-the-thames-that-once-held-the-rolling-stones-david-bowie-and-the-uks-largest-hippie-commune/

 

 

 

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

18
Jun
14

Summer 2014 Eel Pie Island

Timeless - Lee Campbell

‘Timeless’ – Lee Campbell

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Lee’s studio Eel Pie Island

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Sun shining on oil painting. Otherwise muted colours come to life and glow.

Sun shining on oil painting. Otherwise muted colours come to life and glow.

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Eel Pie Boatyard

Eel Pie Boatyard

Lovely blog about the history of Eel Pie Island (wish there was a better pic of me though):

http://www.messynessychic.com/2014/08/21/the-tiny-island-on-the-thames-that-once-held-the-rolling-stones-david-bowie-and-the-uks-largest-hippie-commune/

It’s been a very busy month preparing work for Art District:  a fine art gallery in Amsterdam who have commissioned a series of large paintings 130cm x 130cm. These are loose atmospheric landscapes inspired by Turner and a delight to do. Having been doing finely detailed miniature paintings 10cm x10cm for greeting cards working on a large scale allows grand gestures and require a lot of energy.

The cards are ready to frame and at only £8 ea provide an affordable way to own an original oil painting.

3 cards

'Awakening' oil on canvas Lee Campbell

‘Awakening’ oil on canvas Lee Campbell

New work available this month includes the following paintings:

'Lake of Memories' oil on canvas -  Lee Campbell

‘Lake of Memories’ oil on canvas – Lee Campbell

'Second Revelation' oil on canvas Lee Campbell

‘Second Revelation’ oil on canvas Lee Campbell

'Arcadian Thames' oil on canvas Lee Campbell 2014

‘Arcadian Thames’ oil on canvas Lee Campbell 2014

Mythologique - Lee Campbell

Mythologique – Lee Campbell

Studio Clearance

To make space I am also offering big discounts on a selection of older paintings – see below :

'Rendezvous' oil on canvas Lee Campbell

‘Rendezvous’ oil on canvas Lee Campbell

Golden Pond - Lee Campbell

‘Golden Pond’ – Lee Campbell

'Gold Heart' oil on canvas Lee Campbell

‘Gold Heart’ oil on canvas Lee Campbell

The Dreaming - Lee Campbell

‘The Dreaming’ oil on canvas – Lee Campbell

Other news

The Bridgeman Art Library  has a large selection of my older work on their website: Art Library including work from New Zealand, Canterbury and Brighton. These paintings are now available as prints or for reproduction: http://www.allposters.co.uk/-st/Lee-Campbell-Posters_c202638_.htm

'Canterbury West' - Lee Campbell

‘Canterbury West’ – Lee Campbell

Brighton View - Lee Campbell

‘Brighton View’ – Lee Campbell

Bonar Creigh Carew - Lee Campbell

‘Bonar Creigh, Carew’ – Lee Campbell

02
Feb
14

Feb ’14 – Valentines Day at BHS Kingston

BHS 14th Feb - Lee Campbell

BHS 14th Feb – Lee Campbell

I’ve managed to create a new series of paintings for my latest project – ‘MEET the ARTIST’ in one of the store windows of BHS in Kingston. 20% of the sales going to support ‘Love Kingston’ www.love-kingston.org.uk  

This is an exciting new campaign to raise vital funds for Kingston upon Thames’s communities: Kingston Savers, Kingston Legacy Fund, Kingston Foodbank, Action on Homelessness, Hestia  and Oxygen.

'Gold Heart' oil on canvas Lee Campbell

‘Gold Heart’ oil on canvas Lee Campbell

It’s been a busy time for me this year and despite the rain and flooding – See these great pics from the Huffington Post. They just missed me hopping over the stepping stone earlier – love the chap texting as he wades :

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2014/01/31/twickenham-flooded-thames_n_4703488.html?utm_hp_ref=uk

Below are some of the new oil paintings that will be on display in the window – I will also be available to discuss COMMISSIONS – see  www.leecampbell.co.uk – Back Catalogue:

'Memories' oil on canvas Lee Campbell

‘Memories’ oil on canvas Lee Campbell

"Spirit' oil on canvas Lee Campbell

“Spirit’ oil on canvas
Lee Campbell

'Soft Heart' oil on canvas Lee Campbell

‘Soft Heart’ oil on canvas
Lee Campbell

Also available – ART GIFT VOUCHERS – redeemable for ART LESSONS or ART WORK.

My evening WATER COLOUR CLASS  which begins 18th February at Kingston University is taking enrolments now:   Contact Nina Hunt – Head of Short Courses:   n.hunt@kingston.ac.uk

Mini Roses + Frame

Mini Roses + Frame

Mini Roses Gold oil on canvas Lee Campbell

Mini Roses Gold oil  Lee Campbell

Red & Gold oil Lee Campbell

Red & Gold oil Lee Campbell

If you ever needed a practical excuse to commission an original oil painting on canvas – this is it and to ascertain the exact size required – tape a sheet of newspaper to the wall and measure this – once I have the dimensions I can give you a quote:

[Make] Disguise an Alarm or Other Electronic Gizmo
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