Like most artists I have had several exhibitions cancelled as a result of Corona virus but I have still managed to carry on painting. I have finished a couple of larger canvases and have spent this week photographing the new work for my website which you can see here https://jillcampbell.info/portfolio/2020-gallery/
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My sketchbook Despite now having more time to work, I have found it difficult to settle my mind to paint in the studio so I have spent the afternoons drawing outside. I am very lucky to live in the country with easy access to a patch of wild land that I have walked and drawn […]
Painting of’ the Climbers Memorial at Annapurna Base Camp’ (top left) and me actually painting there with other photographs of my trek. Annapurna sketchbook and photographs at Annapurna Base Camp, Nepal, 4130m, 13,550ft Being in lock down made me think about some of the many excellent places I have visited and work I have produced. Looking […]
My retrospective exhibition at the Frank Mitchell Gallery Dewsbury was hung on the 17th January. Now in isolation with no end in sight, it’s my longest exhibition yet ……unfortunately nobody can see it.
Cir Mhor from Glen Rosa The second picture shows the sketch I made on location on the Isle of Arran, together with the lino block after completing the process and the colours used. The print was made by progressively cutting and etching the block and applying ink in 8 stages.
Farm Above Diggle, oil, 24 x 24 cm I had hoped to submit these and some other plein-air oils to the LFA annual exhibition at Dean Clough, but will now have to wait for another opportunity. However, this delay is a minor inconvenience considering the circumstances everyone has to cope with. I feel I should […]
BYZANTIUM: 21 WINDMILLS, Acrylic on 4 x panels, total 244 x 122cm. My current practice is Hardedge Geometric Abstraction. Initially my source of inspiration is Ancient Pattern. I work sequentially through many permeations in work journals developing ideas, until I decide which options might lead to finished pieces, and these will usually then be part […]
Jake and Fraser on Tower Ridge This is a painting in oils on canvas size 80cm x 65cm. It came about because a while ago I climbed Tower Ridge on the north face of Ben Nevis with Jason, a close friend and old climbing companion and his son Fraser who was just 14 years old […]
At the end of March I have won a commission project for 2 large canvases (300cm x 170cm); they have been completed in self-isolation at the Creative Arts Hub in Mirfield. The brief was based on vintage travel and inspired by the traditional railway posters. I am very happy with the result and really enjoyed the work on such a […]
Kilburn Horse block drawing. Shortly after the end of the Northern Stones and Peat Smoke exhibition in Liverpool I was invited to have a solo exhibition at the ‘Inspired By’ gallery in the North York Moors National Park. The theme of the exhibition and programmed events focused on the environmental importance of trees and their […]