Original English Bird Art - Original KINGFISHER Oil Painting by Renown Artist Raymond Campbell - British Artist Kingfisher Painting - DC9
We are lucky to have been asked by a friend to sell this original oil painting on their behalf. Acquired direct from the Artist Raymond Campbell in the 1970's, we have this beautiful rendition of a Kingfisher. Raymond Campbell is most known for his incredible 'still life' works and landscapes - making this painting particularly unusual and highly collectable. The bird is the main subject matter, with very little background detail to detract the eye from this very skilful work of art. The Kingfisher sits on a dead branch over water, patiently watching. Reeds below in the water bend in the flow and the background is then given over to the colour of the watery background.
The frame measures 8.75" (22.5cm) high by 6.75" (17cm) wide and 1" (2.5cm) deep. The frame itself is of the era, 'modern' styled in a dusty pink colour; the painted board is supported by another behind it. This frame is original to the painting. This work is a wonderfully skillful depiction of the iconic, brightly coloured bird often seen darting along the riverbanks of the countryside in Britain and Ireland. The framed image weighs 250 grams without any packaging.
Raymond Campbell was born in 1956 in Surrey. He was convinced even as a schoolboy that he could make painting his way of life.
"I can't help but get drawn deeply into the things I like to paint. I begin my painting and am immediately lost in it. With a landscape - I feel it around me - I get pulled in and want to walk to the bend in the lane or through the gate and into the field or over the far rise of a sunlit hill."
Having exhibited in group exhibitions at home and abroad he has been successful with exhibitions held at the Royal Academy. His exhibitions are enormously popular and for many years have completely sold out.
His career has built up from the late 1970's when he returned to the UK after studying and travelling through Europe. Raymond was greatly influenced by the great Dutch masters who inspired him to paint his still life in the Flemish tradition. He has now developed his own individual style that is widely recognised and greatly admired.
A self-taught artist, he began painting as a hobby, which was initiated by his mother buying him a set of paints and brushes for his birthday. In the early days landscapes were the main subject along with portraits of people and animals, all of which kept him honing and developing his skills. Later, in the late seventies, he became self-employed and a full time professional artist.
Still life subjects began as a result of his interest in antiques; setting up a subject matter of fruit, china vases, silver bowls etc. Later because of his interest and love of the history of wine and of the different vintages this subject was added to his repertoire. Raymond’s work has sold worldwide including the U.S.A. and Australia. He has a great following in the U.S.A. in particular. Last year one of his paintings was accepted at the Royal British Artists exhibition in London. His work is also widely published in limited and open editions.
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