Paddy Campbell - Landscape Paintings
Saturday 19th March 2022 to Sunday 22nd May 2022
Haworth Art Gallery, Hollins Lane, Accrington, BB5 6BN
Paddy Campbell's work is influenced by the landscapes that produce it. Since arriving in Rosendale he has captured the rugged beauty of the hills in his dynamic oil paintings....
Artist Paddy Campbell came to live and paint in Rossendale in January 2015 to capture the rugged hills of the Pennine hills. Over the last couple of years he has developed his robust style of oil painting and watercolours, a strong and dramatic style has emerged.
“Within the rugged hills there is gentility”.
Since arriving in Rosendale he has captured the rugged beauty of the hills in his dynamic oil painting, acrylics and watercolours with a good deal of success. His paintings attract a good following. Many of his paintings are in homes around the World as treasured mementos and as artistic endeavours.
"The combination of many years of travel, observation and reflection, has led to a painter that is willing to take artistic risks."
In Southern Africa Paddy Campbell developed an appreciation of the sky. While living within the North Yorkshire Moors he observed the unbroken Horizon, and on the island of Alderney he has captured the bright white reflected light and images of the sea that surround the island. Travels in East Asia have given Paddy Campbell a good sense of the intricate and free use of the line in his painting, in Europe the rigours of colour use.
Paddy Campbell has developed from craft worker to artist. This transition was an important one, giving a real sense of the commercial and social worth of painting in his work. This, combined with tenacity and a high skill level shown by the artist, has led to Paddy Campbell becoming a competent and popular landscape painter. The exuberant use of colour and form in his work stems from the onsite, plein-air nature of production. Indeed, it is the production process that gives the paintings their honesty and enthusiasm.
Oils suit the robust command of colour and landscape structure displayed in Paddy Campbell's work and the painting knife his method of attack. Watercolour, acrylic paintings and dry point etching offer a new direction to the work of Paddy Campbell, with splendid results. It is the ability to maintain wildness within his paintings that make this artist work so popular, they are unmistakably rural paintings that capture the spirit and oxygen of a scene with good effect.
Paddy Campbell's work is influenced by the landscapes that produce it. In keeping with modern landscape artists his paintings translate well into the urban home and gallery.
View Paddy Campbell's profile on the Creative Lancashire Directory here
Opening times: Wednesday to Sunday, 12 Noon – 4pm. Restaurant available.
Contact: Haworth Art Gallery, Hollins Lane, Accrington BB5 2JS Phone: 01254 233782
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