Oona Campbell studied Visual and Performing Arts at Brighton College of Art and Design. Her childhood holidays were spent hiking in the Highlands of Scotland and installed in her a deep love of wild and unspoilt landscapes. She is well known for her paintings of the Highlands and the West Coast of Scotland – windswept moorlands, mist enveloping the Grampions and the wild beaches of the Western Isles. Her work is rooted in her love of romantic landscapes and her paintings recall a particular moment on a particular day when landscape and weather combined to leave a lasting imprint.
Oona now lives in Yorkshire and this landscape has become a new inspiration for her work. Living in the heart of the Dales she has been inspired by the wide open skies and moorland in particular the area around Coverdale where Turner rode his horse over the moors to Kettlewell when he was exploring the Dales. “Nothing has changed much since Turner made this journey through Coverdale’s glorious unspoilt, historical, landscape”, she explains.
Oona works in a long tradition of European romantic landscape painting where mood and feeling combine with accuracy of observation and truth to nature. However she brings a fresh and unique vision to contemporary landscape painting and is justly recognised as one of its leading exponents.
Oona has exhibited with the Moncrieff-Bray Gallery for over ten years and holds regular exhibitions in London. She is much sort after by both private and public collectors. Her work is represented in major collections including the City of Westminster Permanent Collection and the Royal Bank of Scotland.