Rebecca Campbell’s delightful, enigmatic and highly imaginative paintings evoke a world of plants and animals that appear to be happily confined within the boundaries of their own contented universe. Add a vivid sense of design that instantly captures the eye and you have paintings that project immense appeal.
She was born in Stamford and grew up in Ireland where as a child she was surrounded by gardens and animals, helped by the fact her mother was a keen gardener. But it was her three months in India that fired her imagination, in particular for Mughal miniatures with their rich earth colours and bold designs. This influence remains the bedrock of much of her work.
In 1991 she started a business producing hand painted furniture and murals, for which she found a ready market, but she felt it too restrictive for her artistic talents and turned her attention to full time painting, though she undertakes commissions for murals. In 2002 she held her first solo London exhibition at the Park Walk Gallery followed by a second in 2004 with the delightful title, The Enchanted Garden. Her next solo show was in Burford, Oxfordshire, all these exhibitions were very successful and established her reputation as a main stream player in the field of decorative arts.