Original oil painting by contemporary Scottish artist Oona Campbell
Oona studied Visual and Performing Arts at Brighton Polytechnic, graduating in 1989. She is fascinated by the quality of ever changing light and weather. She is well known for her Scottish landscapes–favourite places include the Isle of Islay and the West Coast. Oona also explores the landscapes surrounding her rural North Dorset home, particularly along the pathways and bridle tracks of unspoilt Fontmell Down and Cranborne Chase. Here too changing weather can see a landscape presenting many dramatic characters within a single day, whatever the season. Equally at ease in mid-winter snow and amid the vibrancy of high summer verdant lanes and fields, she also frequently visits Studland Bay where, amazingly, she often has this beautiful beach to herself.
Recently Oona has completed a series of nine ancient Dorset hedgerow paintings capturing the many-coloured summer hedgerows bursting into early summer.