"To move from an urban street scene into a room filled with
Oona Campbell's paintings is to experience their visceral impact
at first hand the light, the temperature, even the quality
of air, seem to change in front of their brilliant surfaces."
Bunny Smedley, Critic and Historian, London 2000
Strong jewel-like colour is central to Oona's work. Her landscape
painting emerges out of a process of observation and analysis. Although
the paintings are made in response to specific places they are in
no sense literal topographical accounts. Rather they are the means
through which she explores the aspects of the natural world, which
she finds most compelling: depth, scale, and the continual process
of transformation achieved by shifts in light and weather.
These are the qualities, which she translates into her work. The
end result is a haunting series of habitable dreamscapes
unique and not easily forgotten.
Oona Campbell was born in 1967. She graduated from Brighton University
in 1989 with a BA Hons in the Visual and Performing Arts. Oona has
won and been shortlisted for several major prizes including winning
the City of Westminster Arts Council 'Annual Open Exhibition', 1999
and shortlisted for the Laing Art Exhibition 2000, Discerning Eye
2000 and The Hunting Prize, 2001. Her work is very popular and she
is fast gaining a strong following among private and corporate collectors.
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