Sands of Luce, Dumfries & Galloway - SOLD
By Eleanor Campbell
Mixed media on thick card
Image size: H: 30cm x W: 41cm
Framed size: H: 49cm x W: 61cm
Eleanor's semi-abstract landscape paintings express emotions, memories and responses to the natural world around her. This is a real beauty, with its range of expressive brush marks and stunning rust and celadon-based palette that, together, suggest the energy and movement in both scenes.
Widely regarded as the finest beach in the Stranraer area, Luce Sands is an expansive stretch of sheltered sand. At low tide the beach here extends around three miles from the village of Sandhead - and you can feel that distance and expanse in this painting.
With confident and knowledgable use of tone and texture, she captures the essence of the landscape, leaving visible brush strokes, layers beneath and making use of mark-making tools and mixed media.
Using chance application of paint and combining these elements into a semi-abstract style, she loves big skies and wild places and takes her sketchbook on her daily dog walks to capture the spirit of a place. Returning to her studio, she creates effective compositions to convey a sense of light, space and drama.
ABOUT ELEANOR CAMPBELL
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 for 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.