Oona Campbell was born in 1967. She studied Visual and Performing Arts at
Brighton College of Art and Design, graduating in 1989. Since then Oona has become an established and highly regarded contemporary British artist. Oona has a deep affinity with Scotland, she is fascinated by the quality of light created by the ever changing weather. Oona visits Scotland two or three times a year in search of fresh source material. Her favourite haunts are Isle of Skye, Mull, Glencoe and Dalwhinnie.

When visiting these places it always seems like a new adventure and that I am being engulfed by a remoteness. I am drawn towards wild, beautiful, remote and isolated surroundings.technical handling of paint is marvellous. She usually works on several paintings at a time, the layering of pigment taking weeks to dry. She is a master at juxtaposing colours which make the canvas resonate. Being mostly painted from memory in the studio, she encapsulates the feeling and emotion of a place. Many of the paintings depict the often very dramatic interplay of light between water and sky.

Oona revels in the contrast between living in London and long periods spent in Scotland. Living near the Thames is a continuous source of inspiration, particularly at dawn and dusk when the light on the river changes so quickly.

Exhibitions

Solo Exhibitions

2000 MacLean Fine Art, London
Seascapes and Landscapes - Friends Room, Victoria & Albert Museum, London
2001 Art London with MacLean Fine Art, London
2002 New Paintings, MacLean Fine Art
2004 New Paintings, MacLean Fine Art
2005 Art London 2005, with MacLean Fine Art
2006 MacLean Fine Art
2008 Portland Gallery
2009 Portland Gallery
2011 Portland Gallery

Selected Group Exhibitions

1998 Attlee Foundation Exhibition, Royal College of Art, London
City of Westminster Arts Council Annual Open Exhibition
1999 Royal Institute of Oil Painters Annual Exhibition
City of Westminster Arts Council Annual Open Exhibition (first prize)
The Laing Art Exhibition, London
2000 Discerning Eye Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London
2001 Royal Glasgow Institute, Glasgow
Society of Landscape Painters, London
Hunting Art Prize Exhibition, Royal College of Art, London
2002 Joanna Eastwood Fine Art, Winchester
2003 MacLean Fine Art, Arndean Gallery, Cork Street, London
Royal Glasgow Institute, Glasgow
Art First, London
Linton Court Gallery, North Yorkshire
Lemon Street Gallery, Truro
2005 Joanna Eastwood Fine Art, Winchester
Ainscough Contemporary Art, Dartmouth, Devon
The Gatehouse Gallery, Glasgow
2006 London Art 2006, with MacLean Fine Art, Islington, London

Collections Include

Aon Group Ltd
Centrica Plc
City of Westminster Permanent Collection
Jupiter International Group
Lowry Hotel, Manchester
Morgan Stanley Property Management UK
Royal Bank of Scotland
Saville & Co
SISU Capital
Spirrent PLC
Glaxo Smith and Kline

Friends Life

Howard Holdings
Numerous Private Collections