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Deborah Campbell . Scottish Beach Artist

February 11, 2012

Deborah Cambell studied at Glasgow School of Art and did her degree in printed textiles.  She lives in Peebles and her studio is an old police station cell.  She likes nothing better than to be outdoors, walking along a scottish beach taking in the sights and surrounds of nature.

Deborah says ” I love to spend time walking and exploring the Coast of Scotland. My inspiration comes from the subtle patterns created in the sand by the wind and the sea, contrasted against the complex detail, textures and colours of the rocks.  I always have my sketchbook to hand and work outside in all seasons responding directly to my subject using watercolours and acrylics.  With the Scottish weather, no two days are the same and the constant shifting light makes painting outdoors an exciting and challenging process.  On starting a painting I have no preconceived idea of the outcome as my desire is to let the subject lead me to my conclusion “.

Deborah also works with schools covering a range of workshops in a variety of media like textiles, printmaking, painting, collage, mosaic and murals. Her aim is to offer a lively creative environment for children to find their own visual language through the exploration of different techniques.

I particularly like the top image here, it’s calming colours and the formation of the rocks and coast itself, some beautiful mark making and observational painting.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. February 11, 2012 10:16 am

    Her work is gorgeous! Really like the way she makes the marks, quite stylised, but so beautiful and quite obviously Scottish Beaches.

    Lovely!

    • February 11, 2012 4:52 pm

      I agree Alison, they do have a feel for Scotland about them, well pointed out.

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