Posts Tagged ‘Eel Pie Island

13
Sep
16

Eel Pie Artists Winter Open Studio W/end 10-11 Dec 2016

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Danse pour Deux‘Danse por Deux’ oil on canvas 24″ x 36″ -Lee Campbell

'Reve Rousse' oil on canvas - LeeCampbell

‘Reve Rousse’ oil on canvas 24″ x 36″ – Lee Campbell

'Rhapsody' oil on canvas Lee Campbell

‘Rhapsody’ oil on canvas 70cm x 140cm Lee Campbell

'Celestial' oil on canvas 70cm x 100cm - Lee Campbell

‘Celestial’ oil on canvas 70cm x 100cm – Lee Campbell

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

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

Dreaming Pool - Lee Campbell

Dreaming Pool – 2 x panels 50cm x 81cm – Lee Campbell

dscf6161 A pair of oil on canvas paintings based on images of oxidation with rust ‘cherries’ – 70cm x 70cm x 2 – Lee Campbell.

Below – Paintings produced to celebrate the Hogarth Press and Virginia Wolf Exhibition at Orleans House Gallery. Historic interiors are a subject I relish exploring and these rooms are loaded with atmosphere and multiple light sources. Monk’s House in Lewes and was a former home of Leonard and Virginia Wolf and is now owned by the National Trust.

'Monks House II' - oil on canvas - Lee Campbell

‘Monk’s House II’ – oil on canvas – Lee Campbell

'Monks House I' oil on canvas - Lee Campbell

‘Monk’s House I’ oil on canvas – Lee Campbell

Oil on paper paintings – with mounts ready to frame.       For sizes and prices see : http://www.leecampbell.co.uk

'Dawn' oil on paper - Lee Campbell

‘Sunrise’ oil on paper – Lee Campbell

'Winter Gold' - Lee Campbell

‘Winter Gold’ – Lee Campbell

'Heron at Dusk'

‘Heron at Dusk’ – oil on paper Lee Campbell

'Jetty in Mist' oil on paper - Lee Campbell

‘Jetty in Mist’ oil on paper – Lee Campbell

'Richmond Bridge'

‘Richmond Bridge’ – oil on paper – Lee Campbell

'Eel Pie Dawn' oil on paper Lee Campbell

‘Eel Pie Dawn’ oil on paper Lee Campbell

'Autumnal' oil on paper Lee Campbell

‘Autumnal’ oil on paper Lee Campbell

'Mysteryscape' oil on paper Lee Campbell

‘Mysteryscape’ oil on paper Lee Campbell

New work on canvas:

'Richmond December' - Lee Campbell

‘Richmond December’ – Lee Campbell

Petersham Sunset oil on canvas 18" x 22"

Petersham Sunset oil on canvas 18″ x 22″- Lee Campbell

'Richmond Bridge' oil on canvas - Lee Campbell

‘Richmond Bridge’ oil on canvas – Lee Campbell

Richmond Sunrise - Lee Campbell

Richmond Sunrise – Lee Campbell

Twickenham Pink & Gold - Lee Campbell

Twickenham Pink & Gold – Lee Campbell

petersham-gold‘Richmond Gold’ 24″ x 24″ oil on canvas – Lee Campbell

'Sea Gold' oil on canvas

‘Sea Gold’ oil on canvas 31″ x 12″ – Lee Campbell

Sea Gold - detail

Sea Gold – detail

'Elysian' oil on canvas - Lee Campbell

‘Elysian’ oil on canvas – Lee Campbell

Many thanks to all who supported the above event.

Lee Campbell studio

Lee Campbell studio

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                                                                  Visitors and commissions welcome

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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.

 

07
Aug
15

Paintings of London – Lee Campbell

Special offers for overseas visitors.  You are invited to visit my studio on Eel Pie Island in Twickenham to view original oil paintings which can be purchased direct and shipped overseas. Prices to suit all budgets.

I am a NZ-born artist who has been based in Twickenham for 20 years and over the last 6 months I have been working on a series of paintings of the Thames in central London and views of the river closer to my studio on Eel Pie Island.

For opening times or to arrange a visit call Lee 07900242997

For directions and a full selection of work see: http://www.leecampbell.co.uk

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'Golden Thames' - Lee CampbellGolden Thames – Lee Campbell

'Thames Mist' - Lee Campbell‘Thames Mist’ – Lee Campbell

'Waterloo Sunset' - Lee Campbell‘Waterloo Sunrise’ – Lee Campbell

Thames Nocturne' - Lee Campbell‘Thames Nocturne’ – Lee Campbell

'Pool of London' - Lee Campbell‘Pool of London’ – Lee Campbell

'Battersea Mist' oil on canvas Lee Campbell

‘Battersea Mist’ – Lee Campbell

This autumn I have returned to an old theme – Battersea Power Station seen from the Pimlico Embankment, but this time in a misty damp evening light – a view I remember well from living in Dolphin Square in the 1990’s and cycling up to Grosvenor Dock along the Embankment. Sir Giles Gilbert Scott was the architect who designed both the iconic phone boxes and Battersea Power Station.

‘The View’ from Richmond Hill made famous by Turner is also featured and I have several versions available ranging in size from 6″ x 6″ to 34″ x 34″.

'Arcadian Thames' oil on canvas Lee Campbell 2014

‘Arcadian Thames’ oil on canvas Lee Campbell

Eel Pie Island September:

Joined up boats

Joined up boats

Eel Pie Boatyard

Twig’s sunflowers Eel Pie Boatyard

Sunfl.My studio

08
May
14

Lee Campbell Artist on Eel Pie Island – Visitors Welcome

Video of Artist on Eel Pie Island

 The above video was made for me by David Wood using a series of still images of my oil paintings with original music by Steven Parry of Dazzlesound Productions.

Visitors are welcome at the studio on Eel Pie Island where they can see a selection of original oil paintings or commission a bespoke piece for your home or business.

“I am happy to work from photos of your favourite places to create a customised piece of any size. A paintings can make a unique gift for someone special or to mark a special occasion such as wedding or anniversary gifts.”

To arrange a visit or send photos with size required for a free quote contact Lee:  info@leecampbell.co.uk

 Current and available work can be seen on http://www.leecampbell.co.uk

29th June 2016 Twitter Feed

‘I love Lee Campbell’s art – fantastic miniatures and I already own a couple! Highly recommended!’

Miniature Roses - Lee Campbell

Miniature Roses – Lee Campbell

30
Sep
13

Winter ’13 Thames River Paintings

'Autumn Gold' - Lee Campbell oil on canvas

‘Autumn Gold’ – Lee Campbell oil on canvas

Light at the Edge Lee Campbell oil on canvas

Light at the Edge Lee Campbell oil on canvas

Gift Vouchers – these are redeemable for painting & drawing lessons, art work, commissions or creative coaching sessions.

Visit the studio on Eel Pie Island to view the latest collection of original oil paintings or to commission one from a photo of a special place. Using your reference and my imagination we can work together to design a bespoke painting that will be unique to you and your family. The painting below was designed in collaboration with the client to enhance the warm tones of their living room.

Private Commission 2012

Private Commission 2012

The above image will be available as a print next month from ‘Frames’ of Twickenham or from my studio.

So sad to see the council executing a row of lovely old chestnut trees along the Twickenham Embankment today to make room for the new development – R.I.P old friends.

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The destruction of the trees has inspired me to make a new series of romantic riverside paintings using colours that I haven’t previously. The second one shows the river bank during the November Thames draw off.

Old Twickenham - oil on canvas - Lee Campbell

Old Twickenham – oil on canvas – Lee Campbell

Low Tide Twickenham - Lee Campbell

Low Tide Twickenham – Lee Campbell

The colours were inspired by a still life painting using the last of the summer roses :

Pink & Gold oil on canvas Lee Campbell

Pink & Gold oil on canvas Lee Campbell

River Glow - Lee Campbell

River Glow – Lee Campbell

Winter Glow - Lee Campbell

Winter Glow – Lee Campbell

River Gold - Lee Campbell

River Gold – Lee Campbell

Twickenham Lights - Lee Campbell

Twickenham Lights – Lee Campbell

Petersham Blue and Gold - Lee Campbell

Petersham Blue and Gold – Lee Campbell

Christmas Studio Window

Christmas Window - Lee's Studio Eel Pie Island

Christmas Window – Lee’s Studio Eel Pie Island

Christmas Window - Lee's Studio Eel Pie Island

Christmas Window – Lee’s Studio Eel Pie Island

Have just completed some of the tiniest paintings I’ve ever done in oils -3 inches square:

Miniature oil painting 4" x 4" - Lee Campbell

Miniature oil painting 4″ x 4″ – Lee Campbell

Miniature Oil 4" x 4" Lee Campbell

Miniature Oil 4″ x 4″
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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

 

27
Sep
12

Feb. 2013 News

 2013 News

Tribute - oil on canvas Lee Campbell

Tribute – oil on canvas Lee Campbell

February News

Where Angels Dance -Lee Campbell

Where Angels Dance –
Lee Campbell

NEW WEB SITE – http://www.leecampbell.co.uk

My old site had ‘expired’ so I was forced to either employ a designer or have a go myself – so with much technical help by Steve –  we managed to put a new site together last weekend. It’s fairly basic and we’ve had to sacrifice the video but I think it does the job.

 Raisin Hell – Grape and Rasin Toxicity in Dogs

Did you know that dogs can be killed by eating grapes and the dried fruit derived from them??

Well, fortunately we did – but were unable to communicate this to Holly (our Saluki). On one of the rare occasions that she was left alone she decided to punish us by eating a whole malt loaf (with raisins)- she had ignored the dog treats on the bench.
We rushed her to an emergency vet where she was made to vomit and spend 48 hours on a drip. Happily she survived and is safely back at home – she treated the experience as something akin to a detox weekend at a health spa thanks to to 2 lovely Belgian vets (both called Julien) and the nurses who made a huge fuss of her. Not an experience I would like to repeat though.

http://vetmedicine.about.com/od/toxicology/f/grape_raisin.htm

Eel Pie Open StudiosDec 2012

Eel Pie Open Studios
Dec 2012

Thanks to all the visitors (and organisers) who braved the cold to make the Open Studio show the best ever! Thanks also for the ‘Twickerati’ for his photo and excellent Twickenham blog: http://www.facebook.com/pages/twickerati/125429094134238

Mailing List

If you would like to be invited to future exhibitions and events on Eel Pie Island please contact me.

News – Nov

Delighted to see one of my older paintings on the cover of the Times Literary Supplement in November. The rights were purchased from The Bridgeman Art Library:

"Quiet Place' - Lee Campbell

‘Quiet Place’ – Lee campbell

This autumn I returned to an old theme – Battersea Power station seen from the Pimlico Embankment, but this time in a misty damp evening light – a view I remember well from living in Dolphin Square in the 1990’s and cycling up to Grosvenor Dock along the Embankment. Sir Giles Gilbert Scott was the architect who designed both the iconic phone boxes and Battersea Power Station.

‘Thames Embankment’  Lee Campbell

‘Eternal’ oil on canvas Lee Campbell

‘Beyond’ oil on canvas Lee Campbell

New Series

 When I was at the Royal Ballet School last year I was enchanted by the patterns the dancer’s feet made on the polished studio floors. The layers of texture was made even more mysterious by the daylight piercing the darkened interiors and creating reflective pools of light – I photographed it at the time but only recently made the connection between these textured layers and the tissue collages that I make:

'Ghost Dancer' collage - Lee Campbell

‘Ghost Dancer’ collage – Lee Campbell

Mixed media collage - Lee Campbell

Mixed media collage – Lee Campbell

I began the new series by doing several small oil paintings based on the photos:

Traces series - Lee Campbell

Traces series – Lee Campbell

These were followed by a larger piece which sets the ‘traces’ within defined cylinders:

Triadic Optics - oil on canvas Lee Campbell

Triadic Optics – oil on canvas Lee Campbell

This image links in turn to an earlier body of work entitled ‘Rothko with Altitude’ Rothko-inspired abstracts with an upper band of skyscapes and will hopefully lead to more work along these lines.

Meanwhile, I wanted to bring some light and colour into the winter studio so painted these pieces:

Nasturtiums - Lee Campbell
Nasturtiums – Lee Campbell

Always good to have some ‘warm’ paintings to liven up the studio on these chilly days so I’v been using the last of the nasturtiums in the canoe garden outside my studio as subjects. They’ll be gone with the first frost.

Studio Eel Pie Island

   Commissions Welcome

If you have a photo of a special place that you would like translated into a painting email the image and the dimensions and I will send you quote. I also have a staggered payment plan with the final payment made when the painting is delivered

Student visit

Last year Laura Tosh visited my studio as part of a uni project photographing people on the island in their place of work and took the following shots – a real snapshot in time : 

Holly ‘the muse hound’ continues to provide good company and a presence obvious only by the occasional snoring from the corner of the studio. Many visitors are unaware she is even there until she rises to stretch – perfect studio dog.

Appreciating the History of Twickenham

With thanks to our great local blogger Twickerati : http://twickerati.wordpress.com/

TwickenhamMuseum:www.twickenham-museum.org.uk/detail.asp?ContentID=213

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Trolley bus to Twickenham http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iySshjjujog

Eel Pie Island’s early history 

The island was previously known as Twickenham Ait, and before this, in the Churchwardens’ Accounts for 1608, the Parish Ayte, reflecting the ownership. In earlier times it was actually in three parts and Jean Rocque’s map of 1741 shows two parts.
It has been claimed that the island was once connected to the Twickenham bank by a pre-historic causeway. Mesolithic/Neolithic artefacts: flints, horn implements, axes and hammers have been found in the river bed and on the island.
It seems to have been a place for recreation as early as the beginning of the 17th century. Moses Glover’s map of 1635 notes a plot of land as “hath bin A Boulding Alley”. Only accessible by boat it still supported a public house first named The Ship, later The White Cross, during the 18th century. Henry Horne (1724-1814) is noted as the licensee of the White Cross in the Ayte for a number of recorded years between 1780 and 1795. In 1781 Mary Horne was the named licensee and in 1801 Elizabeth Horne owned the licence in company with William Fielder. The earliest mention of a public house of this name is in 1775 although there was, in 1737 one called Ship in the Ayte. No doubt this hostelry catered for passing river trade as much as the local population.
 

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Samuel Lewis’s map of 1784 shows the inn in the centre of the Ait inscribed “Mr Horn”. Henry Horne was also a waterman: in 1788 he took the lease of the from Lord Dysart, renewing this until 1803, for the last time.
The White Cross was replaced with a much larger establishment in 1830 and the island became a popular resort for visitors and boating parties, some brought by steamer. A watercolour by Thomas Rowlandson gives a flavour of leisure: various boats coming and going and visitors enjoying alfresco refreshment beneath the trees. The eel pies served were famous and led to the renaming of the island although with increased pollution the eel population declined and pies are no longer made.

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The larger establishment took the name Eel Pie Hotel and the contribution which this establishment made to the development of British Pop music is legendary. It closed and was burnt down in 1971 while being demolished.Twickenham Rowing Club was founded in 1860 under the presidency of the Duc d’Aumale (1822-1897) then living at Orleans House and in 1880 built its headquarters on the island. Like Twickenham Ferry and, later, Hammerton’s Ferry it acquired a celebratory piece of music. Composed by W Vincent Wallace, The Oarsman’s March was scored for solo piano and dedicated to the Twickenham Rowing Club. Published by Robert Cocks & Co it was apparently published while ‘his Imperial Majesty the Emperor Napoleon III’ was still on the throne. 
In 1889 there was a proposal to establish an open air swimming pool at the upstream (southern) end of the island together with a bridge for access. Today, the island is now largely residential but sustains a boat-building and artist and craft workshop community. It also boasts a small bird sanctuary at its southern end. It remains connected to the mainland by a new bridge, though comfortably detached from the hurly-burly of Twickenham, for its residents.