British artist Rebecca Campbell, image courtesy of Morton Kuehnert Auctioneers & Appraisers.

Rebecca Campbell’s ‘English Country House’ exhibition at Morton Kuehnert

British artist Rebecca Campbell, image courtesy of Morton Kuehnert Auctioneers & Appraisers.

British artist Rebecca Campbell, image courtesy of Morton Kuehnert Auctioneers & Appraisers.

HOUSTON –The English are known for being rather eccentric and British artist Rebecca Campbell encompasses this in her show “The English Country House,” a collection of 26 paintings depicting life at a country estate.

Campbell’s collection will be exhibited at Morton Kuehnert Auctioneers & Appraisers, 4190 Richmond Ave., from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 11, and from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 12. There is also a reception for the artist.

Campbell’s work has been described as “quintessentially English.” Through her extensive travels she has been influenced by an eclectic source of material ranging from Indian Mogul miniatures, Persian textiles and medieval tapestries, creating her own unique decorative style. She paints in oils on linen, using jewel-like colors and a strong sense of design executed with humor.

The English adore their dogs, often affording them priority over humans. They have an obsession with gardening, creating whimsical wonderlands with topiary, designing mazes to get lost in, or growing vegetables in regimented patterns. The English’s passion for all animals including horses, chickens, falcons, goldfish, cats and of course dogs is legendary. They love the exotic, as displayed by the aviary and the collection of plants in the hot house. They’re also regimented in their daily life with teatime at 4 o’clock and then retreating to the solace of the library or even the garden shed. “The Englishman’s home is his castle.”

Rebecca Campbell was born in England in 1965 and was brought up in the countryside of Ireland surrounded by gardens and animals. She studied illustration at City and Guilds, London School of Art. She now lives and works in London.

She has just had her fifth highly successful solo with Jonathan Cooper, Park Walk Gallery, London. She also shows with Brian Sinfield in the Cotswolds, UK. Shows abroad have included USA, Canada and at the invitation of Luis Morton, in Mexico City. This show in Houston is also by his invitation. Her work is published by card companies and has appeared in many international magazines.

For more information, contact Lindsay Davis at ldavis@mortonkuehnert.com or call 713-827-7835.

 


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Image courtesy of Morton Kuehnert Auctioneers & Appraisers.

Image courtesy of Morton Kuehnert Auctioneers & Appraisers.

Image courtesy of Morton Kuehnert Auctioneers & Appraisers.

Image courtesy of Morton Kuehnert Auctioneers & Appraisers.

Image courtesy of Morton Kuehnert Auctioneers & Appraisers.