Mill Road Art: Frances Campbell

My recent work explores the balance between realism and abstraction and is inspired by the movement of the water and the ever-changing light this brings.

I start with lots of quick sketches aiming to capture the essence of a place and to narrow down the parts that really interest me. Back in the studio, these are developed into paintings with acrylics, collage, pencil and graphite. Colours are built up, blended and then often scraped away, often over weeks or months, to create rich textures and colours.

I exhibit regularly with Byard Art and the Cambridge Drawing Society.