Peter Campbell

Peter Campbell paints the quiet wonder of landscapes at dawn, dusk, and in moonlight. His oil paintings evoke a sense of the end or the beginning of a day, a time to slow down, relax and renew ourselves.”
-Pastiempo Magazine 2005
(b. 1963)
An honors graduate of the Savannah College of Art and Design in 1989 as a photographer, Peter Campbell left the photographic world for the more interpretive world of a painter when he moved to Colorado in 1995. Unknowingly he embraced a palette and vision that resemble late 19th and early 20th century tonalists, but recently he has adopted more lively color renditions. Working from sketches and plein-air studies, he recreates a sense of place with his facility for realism in balance with a painterly quality. Filtered through a life spent outdoors constantly evaluating light and its relationship to the land, Peter’s interpretation is more than mere valleys, rivers or widespread vistas. It is the commonplace made extraordinary through a poetic use of color and shape. He presents the viewer with an escape to an unconscious dialogue of land and remembrance, profoundly quiet and hauntingly familiar.
His masterful portrayal of light reflected across the land produces a calming, tranquil effect in his work, capturing the feel of the landscape as one may have standing before it. The loose, painterly style with which he captures the landscape makes his work highly collectible and sought after. He currently resides in Colorado, where he is inspired by his surroundings every day.

Spring Torrent painting by Peter Campbell
Spring Torrent
20″ x 18″ • Oil • $2,800