About Rebecca

“When I first saw Rebecca’s work, it reminded me of the primitive art of the early 19 th Century – her paintings are not primitive but they are simplicity of design. They also bring to mind the aerial views of houses and gardens painted in the 17 th century by Dutch artists. She has traditional influences but her execution is modern. Her distinctive style and English quirkiness echoes the work of 20 th- century artists Rex Whistler and Oliver Messel. Her paintings are highly decorative and beautifully composed – really, they’re murals in a small format. Her technique is very accomplished and her paintings are full of subtleties that make you look twice. They are very well priced too but, most importantly they make me smile.”

Dendy Easton, Fine Art expert, Antiques Roadshow. Former Director, Sotheby’s.

Rebecca Campbell’s delightful, enigmatic and highly imaginative paintings evoke a world of plants and animals that appear to be happily confined within the boundaries of their own contented universe. Add a vivid sense of design that instantly captures the eye and you have paintings that project immense appeal.

She was born in Stamford and grew up in Ireland where as a child she was surrounded by gardens and animals, helped by the fact her mother was a keen gardener. But it was her three months in India that fired her imagination, in particular for Mughal miniatures with their rich earth colours and bold designs. This influence remains the bedrock of much of her work.

In 1991 she started a business producing hand painted furniture and murals, for which she found a ready market, but she felt it too restrictive for her artistic talents and turned her attention to full time painting, though she undertakes commissions for murals. In 2002 she held her first solo London exhibition at the Park Walk Gallery followed by a second in 2004 with the delightful title, The Enchanted Garden. Her next solo show was in Burford, Oxfordshire, all these exhibitions were very successful and established her reputation as a main stream player in the field of decorative arts.

Brian Sinfield 2005

Since this was written Rebecca has now had several solo shows in London with Jonathan Cooper, Park Walk Gallery and Brian Sinfield, Burford, Oxfordshire. She h as also shown internationally with solo shows in San Francisco, Mexico City, Houston, Texas and with a gallery In Toronto, Canada.

Rebecca was invited by the Chairman of the English Nation Opera to take part in Discerning Eye Exhibition at the Mall Galleries where she won the Discerning Eye Purchase Prize.

Rebecca has also been involved with several public art projects to raise money and awareness for  different charities. These include Elephant Family who organized Elephant Parade, London, Jungle City Edinburgh, Faberge Egg Hunt back in London in conjunction with Action For Children and BT ARTBOX  for Childline. These can all be viewed on the commissions page.

Rebecca's next solo show, will be with Jonathan Cooper in June 2016. If you would like an invitation and catalogue please contact me on rebecca@rebeccacampbell.co.uk.

Licensing

Rebecca's images are licensed through the Bridgeman Art Library, please click here to find out more. 
As a founding member of the Bridgeman Studio, she was interviewed by them, click here to see this. 

 

Cards and Prints

Rebecca’s work has been reproduced as cards by Canns Down Press and The Art File.

Commenting on the collection, Ged Mace, Managing Director of The Art File said: 'We were instantly drawn to the detail and originality in Rebecca’s work. We love the quirkiness of each image and her colour pallet is gorgeous. The subtle humour will translate well onto greeting cards and we are confident that our customers will be attracted to the range as much as we were. The Art File is thrilled to be working with Rebecca and Bridgeman Art Library.’

Limited edition prints are available from Collier and Dobson.


Curriculum Vitae

EXHIBITIONS

2016 Solo Show Jonathan Cooper, Park Walk Gallery, London
2015 Solo Show Brian Sinfield Gallery, Burford, Oxfordshire
2015 Public Art Travels to My Elephant
2014 Solo Show Jonathan Cooper
  Public Art Chelsea Flower Show London
2013 20/21 Britsh Art Fair Jonathan Cooper
  Group Show Jonathan Cooper
  Solo Show Brian Sinfield Gallery, Burford, Oxfordshire
2012 Solo Show Jonathan Cooper
  Public Art BT Artbox, London
  Public Art

Faberge Big Egg Hunt, London

2011 Public Art Jungle City, Edinburgh
  Group Show Red Rag Gallery, Bath
  Group Show Coutts Bank, Oxford
  Solo Show Brian Sinfield Gallery

2010

Solo Show

Morton Kuehnert, Houston, Texas. USA

 

Group Show

Brian Sinfield Gallery

 

Solo Show

Jonathan Cooper

 

Group Show

Loch Gallery, Toronto, Canada

 

Public Art

Elephant Parade, London

2009

Art London

Jonathan Cooper

 

Group show

Brian Sinfield Gallery

2008

Solo exhibition

Louis C Morton, la casa de subastas, Mexico City, Mexico

 

Solo exhibition

Jonathan Cooper

2007

Solo exhibition

Brian Sinfield

 

BADA, London

Jonathan Cooper

2006

Art London

Jonathan Cooper

 

Solo exhibition

Jonathan Cooper

  Group Show Byard Art, Cambridge

2005

Discerning Eye

Invited artist, Mall Galleries, London

 

Solo exhibition

Chelsea Art Gallery , San Francisco , USA

  Group Show Byard Art, Cambridge

 

Solo exhibition

Brian Sinfield

2004

Solo exhibition

Jonathan Cooper

2002

Solo exhibition

Jonathan Cooper


AWARDS
2005 Discerning Eye - Chairmans's Purchaser Prize

COMMERCIAL COMMISSIONS include:
The Art File
Boots
Canns Down Press
Collier and Dobson
Contrast Gallery, Hong Kong
Henry Bendells, New York
Lotte, Company Calendar, 2014 South Korea
McKinsey & Co, London
MIK Ltd.
Museums and Galleries Publishing
Paperchase, London
Princess Margaret Hospital, Swindon
Saks Fifth Avenue, New York
Shellys Shoes, London
Sheraton Hotel, Ethiopia
St George’s Hospital, Essex
Stewo, Switzerland
W. H. Smith
Woodmansterne Publishing

PRIVATE COMMISSIONS include:
Paintings, murals, panels, and design work.


BOOKS/ MAGAZINES/ PRESS

Decorative Frames by Juliet Bawden
Murals, Tromp l’oeil and Decorative by Lynette Wigley

Artists and Illustrators; BBC News, London,  BBC News, Scotland: BBC Homes and Antiques; BBC Radio 4; Book and Life, South Korea; Cassone; Country Life; Country and Town House; Fabric; The Foodie Bugle; Harpers & Queen; Homes & Gardens; Kitchens, Bedrooms & Bathrooms; Matchbox; Leisure Painter; Period Living; Southwest Magazine, London;  The Sunday Telegraph; V&A Magazine; The Resident, The Lady; Oxford Times; Palo Alto Weekly, USA;  Slightly Foxed (cover); De Tuin Exclusif, Holland; The Week

Palo Alto The Weekly Weekend

EDUCATION
City and Guilds of London Art School, London
1984 - 1987 Illustrative Arts, 1st Class Honours

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