Christine Campbell

Christine Campbell

It is the old barns and cultivated fields of SW Ontario that often ignite Christine’s interest in and passion for the stark beauty of local landscapes. She explores a theme common to the rural experience- the relationship between people and the land.

For Christine, the simplicity of line, shape and colour will always trump detail. It is these elements that initially draw her eye to a given landscape, and the pursuit of which that creates peaceful, monolithic statements that testify to the beauty of the environment. Mood often blooms from the choice of a warm or cool colour palette, or the direction of a shape or line, while the lack of texture guides the eye to the relationships between each delineated piece of the landscape puzzle. 

She credits influences from a variety of artists in the creation of her distinct style. Her use of colour is inspired by Canadian artists Gordon Harrison and Lawren Harris. The simple shapes found in the works of Ted Harrison and Paul Norwood have influenced how she breaks down the scenery within the photos she takes of potential landscapes.

After studying Art History at Queens University, she spent her career years teaching a myriad of subjects including Visual Art, in Waterloo County. She continues to participate in workshops and lessons in both the acrylic and watercolour mediums. Her work appears in several boutique shops, online square foot shows, and in several private collections across Canada, the US, and UK.