Pomegranates & Roses
Holland Park Opera Website Images
Eugene Onegin, commissioned by Holland Park Opera
Margot & Le Villi, commissioned by Holland Park Opera
The Merry Widow, commissioned by Holland Park Opera
Rigoletto, commissioned by Holland Park Opera
BT Artbox, Covent Garden
Celebrating India, Bicester Village
Village Life Magazine Cover
Examples of Village Life Magazine Pages
Gibson's Organic Liqueurs Artwork
Drawing for RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2014
House Portrait, France, Oil On Linen, 65 x 75 cm
House Portrait, Hall Barn, Oil On Linen 80 x 60 cm
House Portrait, The White House, Oil On Linen 81 x 65 cm
House Portrait, Australia. Oil On Linen 100 x 120 cm
Good Earth India 2021
“It was such a joy to receive a message out of the blue that Good Earth would like to work with me. I already knew of them as I had visited their beautiful shop in Delhi in 2012. It was a leap of faith on Anita Lal’s behalf to commission me, it was the first time I had designed for ceramics. Also I usually work in oils but quickly realised this was not suitable for this project so experimented with pen and watercolour until I was happy with the results.
Anita sent the brief about her 25th Anniversary celebration with the theme of the Bosphorus, she allowed me to explore different avenues sending her rough sketches. She was amazingly accommodating to work with, there was a constant dialogue through the wonders of WhatsApp but of course with some delays because of being on different continents and time zones. I fell in love with the idea of pomegranates and roses, it was a great way to illustrate the meeting of the East and West. The pomegranate so much part of Eastern culture and art, symbolising life and fertility, sanctity and abundance and in Western culture the rose symbolising love and romance. Together they make a powerful combination and the way I showed this was with the rose threading its way through the pomegranate tree. This was the first design of the collection and from there the other designs took shape.
It was a fantastic project to work on in such dire times, especially as it was so much fun to work with Anita, and working on such a beautiful and uplifting collection. Also it was extraordinary to be able to work with someone virtually (that was a first for me) and get to know them that way. Although we were on different continents, we were both experiencing the same situations of being in lockdown and all the short comings that brought. I hope one day Anita and I will meet.”
Architectural Digest India
Holland Park Opera 2020
Opera Holland Park commissioned Rebecca Campbell to create four paintings to promote their up coming season of operas. The images were used in all their advertising material, website and performance programmes.
The theme of the 2020 Season as a whole was First Love, Lost Love, and this is reflected throughout the artwork. “I was absolutely delighted to hear that I had been chosen to illustrate the Opera Holland Park 2020 Season, with the chance to paint all the drama that opera brings.”
Village Life Magazine 2019
Village Life Magazine is published by Bicester Village and its other 10 sister villages (9 in Europe and 2 in China). Campbell was commissioned to create covers for two of them as well as a series of illustrations highlighting all the different villages, other places of interest and various activities.
Bicester Village, Celebrating India May 2019
Commissioned to create an illustration for the event that was held in conjunction with Elephant Family.
Chelsea Flower Show 2014
Brief: ‘Dream Garden’, Rebecca was one of seven artists and celebrities asked to design a dream garden. The sketches were exhibited in the RHS tent at the Chelsea Flower Show. They were then auctioned off in aid of the RHS Campaign for School Gardening. This charity encourages children to garden and learn about plants and the environment. The other garden designs were by Sir Paul Smith, Gillian Ayres CBE, Lawrence Llewlyn-Bowen, Stephen Farthing, Piers Morgan and Alex Monroe.
BT Artbox, London 2012
Client: BT and Childline
Brief: BT celebrated Childline’s 25th Anniversary in the year of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee by commissioning 85 artists and designers. The phone boxes were on display for six weeks all over London and then auctioned off to raise money for Childline.
“With all these famous phone boxes becoming redundant, my idea was to think about recycling making it a perfect aviary filled with exotic birds tweeting! As it was a child’s charity I wanted something playful. Even the word Twitter has a double meaning, whilst it describes birds chatting, it is also the latest form of communication. Childline was set up as a way that children could safely communicate.”