Sue Campion Biography

Photograph Sue Campion

Sue Campion RBA (Born 1944)

Sue Campion was born in London in 1944. During the sixties she worked in London as a display artist before leaving England to live in Spain and America. Now living and working in England, a major part of Sue’s paintings relate to her travels in Spain, Australia, Arizona, Italy, France and more recently the English countryside.

Campion is primarily a colourist. Her paintings of oils and pastels evoke a wonderful sense of atmosphere capturing the changing patterns of nature on the landscape. This constant exposure to the English and Mediterranean landscapes has given rise to several series of paintings, keeping man’s involvement well in the background and seeking out the very spirit of the place. She combines wonderfully rich colours with a strong sense of pattern and design. The subject of her works range from Shropshire hills and portraits to the Thames and southern Europe.

Originally Sue trained as a display artist in London during the 1960’s. She left England and lived abroad in Spain and America before returning to England and opening a gallery. She then returned to college and studied Fine Art at Nottingham Polytechnic.

Sue works from her studio in Shrewsbury and paints the Shropshire landscape as well as travelling and painting in Spain and Italy. Her paintings of oils and pastels evoke a wonderful sense of atmosphere capturing the changing patterns of nature on the landscape. This constant exposure to the English and Mediterranean landscapes has given rise to several series of paintings, keeping man’s involvement well in the background and seeking out the very spirit of the place. Her most recent work has moved towards abstraction showing, with a wonderful distillation of vision, that the artist has come to maturity.

In 2007 Sue Campion was elected a member of the Royal Society of British Artists (RBA).

Sue Campion’s work is held in both public and private collections throughout the world. She has had many solo and group shows and has work at Rowleys House Museum and the Courtauld Institute.