Oona Campbell (born 1967)

"Living in the Yorkshire Dales for the last four years and experiencing their dramatic ancient landscapes of Coverdale, Swaledale, Wensleydale and Richmondshire have brought new, thought provoking, ideas into my paintings. During these years I have painted the seasonal drama in this often remote countryside: depicting the turning of the wild purple heather clad moors during the middle of August, the extraordinary abundance of summer wild flowers, the first poppies and the inescapable harsh blizzards of winter snow.

These atmospheric places encompass the arrival of the Curlews and their distinctive haunting call which resonates clearly over the lands inspiring my first thoughts for paintings. The ever-present stone walls are a constant element in my Yorkshire paintings and emphasise how parts of the landscape has not changed since medieval times and some of these tumbled down field boundaries date back to late prehistoric preserving Romano–British field systems. The irregularity of the stone walls and their moss covered and lichen-encrusted appearance give them a look of having grown organically from the landscape over centuries–all wonderful to paint as no two are the same!

Over recent years I have been revisiting the West Coast of Scotland including the Isle of Mull, Kentra Bay, Ardnamurchan, Jura, and Arygllshire".

-Oona Campbell

Oona Campbell

Rain and Shine (Ardnamurchan)

£8,000

Oona Campbell

Listening to the curlews before dark (North Yorkshire)

£4,850

Oona Campbell

Listening to the sounds of the waves (towards Skye and Raasay)

£4,950

Oona Campbell

Out to Sea (Ardnamurchan)

£12,500

Oona Campbell

A Sunny, Windy Day (Castle Bolton, North Yorkshire)

£11,000

Oona Campbell

Turquoise Sea with Boats (Isle of Mull)

£11,000

Oona Campbell

Snowfall (Castle Bolton, Wensleydale)

£12,500

Oona Campbell

Heather in Flower (Coverdale, North Yorkshire)

£12,500

Oona Campbell

Up by the Scar (Castle Bolton, North Yorkshire)

£10,500

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