Oona Campbell’s work is rooted in her love of romantic landscapes. Her paintings recall a particular moment on a particular day when landscape and weather combine to leave a lasting imprint. She 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 Campbell studied Visual and Performing Arts at Brighton College of Art and Design. Her childhood holidays were spent hiking in the Highlands of Scotland, which 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 Grampians and the wild beaches of the Western Isles.
Oona moved to Yorkshire for several years and this landscape become a new inspiration for her work. Living in the heart of the Dales she was moved 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. Recently she has moved back to Dorset and is looking forward to reengaging with the Dorset landscape. A recent visit to Sussex in the winter gales has resulted in a spectacular series of West Wittering paintings.
Oona has exhibited with the Moncrieff-Bray Gallery for over 15 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.