Author Archives: sharroncampbellart
In Greek mythology, a Dryad is a nymph or nature spirit who lives in trees and takes the form of a beautiful young woman. This painting was commissioned by a friend who is as close to being a dryad as … Continue reading
Along with four other artists I will be showing for the month of April 2022
View Over Mount Pleasant, Summer Evening 30″x 20″ Acrylic
Davey 24″x 24″ Cold Wax and Oil
In late autumn I was commissioned to make a painting for our new hospice building here in the Cowichan Valley. The brief was for a panorama landscape on five canvases that was recognizable as a place here in our valley. … Continue reading
On 17 June 2013, in response to weeks of violent police attacks on protesters, the performance artist Erdem Gündüz stood in Istanbul’s Taksim Square for eight hours. He had a backpack at his feet and his hands in his pockets, … Continue reading
We have just finished five full days of life drawing. It was intense and thoroughly satisfying to spend time together with other artists in pursuit of a decent drawing and more importantly – skill. Here are a few examples of … Continue reading
In preparation for this series I read a report on the Cowichan Bay Pacific oysters published by Dr. Goetz Schuerholz. Dr. Schuerholz’ paper elucidated the importance of these creatures as a keystone species: they provide habitat for other organisms, sequester … Continue reading
Acrylic 12 x 12 oil 7 x 7 Acrylic 16 x 20
These are small (8×8 inches) acrylic on raised panels. They lend themselves to being arrayed in grids.
Off Wilmot Road, Oil Mill Bay Rocks, Oil Mt Tzouhalem, Oil
This evening was the opening of my solo show at Shibui Gallery in Maple Bay. I’m posting images of paintings here. They are mostly in oil with a few acrylic and cold wax. Also included in the show were the … Continue reading
I have been working on a series based on one of my favorite places in the valley, the Cowichan Valley Estuary. For decades it has been the site of industry resulting in damage to the delicate ecosystem. Last week I … Continue reading
This week we started our fourth annual week of drawing the figure. I’ll be posting at least one drawing from each day. These graphite drawings were done on Thursday and Friday.
I still do representational work.Oil on panel 24″ x 48″
This is new work using oil paint with cold wax as the carrying medium. Neither of these pieces are particularly original nor finished but provide me with the opportunity to learn how to use the medium. I’m looking for a … Continue reading
I have always wanted to do purely abstract art but have found it to be much more difficult than it looks. Lately I have made another attempt. Here are a few examples – which may or may not be finished. … Continue reading
Some time ago my sister and I were in Ireland. These are a few paintings from that trip.
This is painting of a steep path to the beach on De Courcy Island. Oil, 24″ x 36″
Yesterday was the last of five days of drawing with good friends and fine artists. We worked hard, had fun together and fully enjoyed the coffee breaks. Every year I prime myself for the breakthrough that will bring about a masterpiece … Continue reading