Shelagh Campbell - Born in 1948, Lanark, Scotland
Studied at Glasgow School of Art
As with many women artists of my era in the sixties, family came first for many years, although I never stopped painting. We lived in Ullapool,Wester Ross, with the glorious colours of the land and sea.
We swapped Ullapool for Qatar in the Arabian Gulf (I still painted Wester Ross). In Qatar, I exhibited paintings, taught briefly, worked on Doha radio and worked as an artistic advisor on Qatar TV.
About 15 years ago I met my old teacher and great friend James D. Robertson RSA. He took me under his wing and told me to "Get bloody painting."
Because of him I succeeded in having work accepted by:
Royal Glasgow Institute Annual Exhibition
Royal Scottish Water Colourists Exhibition
Paisley Art Institute Annual Exhibition
Glasgow Art Club Deutsche Bank Exhibition
Artist Member of The Glasgow Art Club
Winner of 'The House for an Art Lover' award at the Paisley Art Institute Exhibition in 2016
Winner of 'The Glasgow Galleryr' award at the Paisley Art Institute Exhibition in 2018
My recent Exhibition at the 'House for An Art Lover' 'Going Solo at Sixty Nine' rans from 13th February until 2rd April 2017 and was very successful.
In addition to the above I have completed numerous private commissions and have probably sold over 150 works in the last 5 years and at the Contemporary Scottish Art Auctions have a huge worldwide audience. I'm a legend in my living room!
If I have to say something about what inspires me, I can't. I don't know what's going to go on the blank canvas until that first brushstroke of colour. Or maybe it's the wee guy Robertson standing behind me telling me to "Get bloody painting!