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Martin Campbell

Martin Campbell is a Sydney based artist who works in oil. After studying traditional oil painting plein air for many years his main focus has shifted towards industrial landscape of the working harbour. He draws inspiration from the colour and texture of industrial subjects surrounding his studio in Balmain. He still has a passion for the landscape and enjoys sharing this passion on the plein air painting trips with fellow artists of APAG.

Martin is a Fellow of the Royal Art Society of NSW, an Exhibiting Member with the Australian Society of Marine Artists and was inaugural artist-in-residence at the Sydney Heritage Fleet shipyard. In 2012, he won the ANL Mission to Seafarers Art Prize.

"When painting plein air my senses are heightened by the elements and I think this finds it's way on to the canvas. What excites me about industrial subjects is the intriguing texture and vibrant colour which you might not notice at first glance. My aim is to reveal the hidden beauty of these contrasts. I like to work with oil paint to create layers of textured colour and isolate objects from their surroundings for a strong composition."

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