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Pittenweem I & II

Pittenweem I & II

By Eleanor Campbell


Original artworks

Mixed media on cradled board


Image size: H: 20cm x W: 20cm

Framed size: H: 30cm x W: 30cm approx

£235 each


Eleanor's semi-abstract landscape paintings express emotions, memories and responses to the world around her. This is a pair of Scottish coastal scenes, with big skies and bays sweeping around and diminishing the land and its buildings. 


Pittenweem is a charming fishing village in the East Neuk of Fife. The harbour is the main focus of the village, particularly early each morning when the fishing boats return with their catch and the daily fish market gets underway.


The town's name derives from Pictish “pett” meaning “place or location” and the Scottish Gaelic ending “-enweem” meaning “off or related to the caves”. The cave alluded to is almost certainly St. Fillan's cave, which still exists today.


With confident and knowledgable use of colour, Eleanor captures the sweep of the harbour with its orange-tiled roofs, and the expanse of water all around, melding into the sky. Leaving visible, large brush strokes, she builds up layers and uses mark-making tools and mixed media or chance application of paint.


She loves visiting and sketching big skies and wild places. Returning to her studio, she creates effective compositions to convey a sense of light, space and drama.


    Having lived on the west coast of Scotland, with its rugged coastline, then moving to the rolling hills of the Cotswolds, Eleanor has enjoyed the best of both contrasting terrains as inspiration for her landscape painting.


    Beyond landscape, Eleanor enjoys producing a variety of imaginative still life art which is often more graphic or realistic in style, using mixed media and painting from life whilst also exploring our material world through her semi-abstract approach.


    Eleanor studied for her BA at Glasgow School of Art and, throughout her life, she has followed in the footsteps of her family as artists and creators. She pursued a career of graphic design and illustration and, later in life, returned to focus on her art. She has carried out numerous commissions and exhibits as a full-time painter in the Cotswolds, Cornwall and the Peak District.


    She is based in Oxfordshire, in  the heart of the Cotswolds.


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