GOPaddy Campbell. 

  Landscape Painter

It's always difficult to write about ones self but here goes.  It will give you a glimpse into my artistic history and an insight into the solidity of my painting styles of the future, so here goes !


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'Run For It'  Oil on canvas 90 X90cm

There's a storm coming and I need to get a move on!

Artist, Paddy Campbell came to the beautiful landscape of the East Pennines in the Spring of 2015. Since then he has capture the rugged beauty of the Rossendale Hills in his dynamic oil painting and watercolours with a good deal of success, his paintings attracting a good following internationally .


"The combination of many years of travel, observation and reflection, has lead to a painter that is willing to take artistic risks."


While in Southern Africa Paddy Campbell developed an appreciation of the sky. While living within The North Yorkshire Moors he observed the unbroken Horizon and on the island Alderney he has captured the bright white reflected light and images of the sea that surround the island.  Travels in East Asia has give Paddy Campbell a good sense of the intricate and free use of the line in his painting, in Europe the rigours of colour use. 

While pursuing other endeavours such as toy maker, art teacher and woodsman Paddy Campbell has developed a sense of space and form within the landscape that is manifest in his paintings.


"In a previous incarnation as a greenwood-turner within the harsh landscape of the North Yorkshire moors, it struck me that the very landscape I was working in had a dramatic beauty of its own. I would develop my art practice as the leading focus during the next period of my life. This was my leap from craft worker to artist”


The development from craft worker to artist was an important one, a real sense of the commercial and social worth of painting is apparent in his work. This combined with tenacity and a high skill level shown by the artist has lead to Paddy Campbell becoming a competent and popular landscape painter. The exuberant use of colour and form in his work stems from the on site, plein-air nature of production. Indeed it is the production process that gives the paintings their honesty and enthusiasm.


Oils suit the robust command of colour and landscape structure displayed in Paddy Campbell's work and the painting knife his method of attack. It is the ability to maintain a wildness within his paintings that make this artists work so popular, they are unmistakably rural paintings that capture the spirit and Oxygen of a scene with good effect.


Paddy Campbell's work is influenced by the landscapes that produce it. In keeping with modern landscape artists his paintings translate well into the urban home and gallery.


Paddy Campbell's paintings bring a slice of the country with them that is most enjoyable.