Sue Campion RBA
New Exhibition of Paintings
18 May – 23 June 2018
The Mediterranean seascapes and the lush green hills of the English countryside feature in an exhibition of paintings by Sue Campion at The Minster Gallery in Winchester which opens on 18 May.
Sue is primarily a colourist, greatly inspired by the Fauvist movement as well as Matisse and Van Gogh. She nowadays works only in pastels. The colours are pure and natural and suit the structure and patterns of her paintings, drawing us in and holding our attention, continually surprising the eye with her ability to place tones and shades within her compositions.
Having spent time in 2017 in Australia she returned to Shropshire with new appreciation of the subtlety of the light and colours of the English landscape contrasting dramatically with that of sundrenched Australia. As ever her winter scenes are evocative of past times…although this year has been inspiring! Again it is about the light and colours making them jewel like in quality
Evocative pine trees are a recurring theme. She remains entranced by their scent and majesty which she returns to frequently when visiting the coast of the Mediterranean, in France and in Spain.
Sue Campion was born in London in 1944. She originally trained and worked as a display artist throughout the 60’s and 70’s. After spending time painting in Spain, Belgium, Sweden and Australia, she returned to England in 1986 to study Fine Art at Nottingham Trent University, graduating in 1990.
She became a member of the Royal Society of British Artists in 2007. She has had numerous solo exhibitions and her work is part of many private and corporate collections.