Sue Campion shows new work at
12 Lower Richmond Road Putney
London SW15 1JP
Telephone: 0208 780 5228 Email: email@example.com
7th – 22nd November 2014
Tuesday – Saturday, 10am – 5:30pm
I was really excited to hear that the leading pastel landscape painter Sue Campion was having a solo show at The Russell Gallery in Putney, opening this Thursday 6th November. I have long been an admirer of her work having originally seen it at the Pastel Society exhibition at the Mall Galleries in London. Her work reminds me of the recent Yorkshire landscape paintings by David Hockney as well as French Post Impressionist landscape painting in equal measure. Like Hockney, you sense a real love and engagement with the subject, a real honesty to the marks that she makes. And like the landscapes of painters such as Bonnard, Derain and Van Gogh, there is a real sensitivity to colour – using colour to express real emotion; a careful selection of harmonious palettes that not only evoke a sense of place but also convey half lost memories, dreams, and wistful emotion.
The compositions are strong too. In a similar vein to a lot of Modern British Painting (the Camden Town Painters et al), one senses a visual poetry to these descriptions of place. Campion simplifies the subjects into designs that could just as easily be bold fabric designs – strong shapes that weave into other strong shapes and meander across the picture surface. The end result being paintings full of rhythm and vitality.
If you can’t quite manage to get to the show, be sure to have a look at the images on the Russell Gallery website here, and let us know what you think of the work!
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