“His work is imbued with an intimacy that is like looking out a window to a world right outside…an aspect of the artist’s work that is no doubt influenced by his use of memories and the familiar places of his childhood as subjects”.
Hilary Copeland, Culture Northern Ireland.
Martin Campbell is one of Ireland’s foremost watercolour painters. Born in Newry, Co Down he began painting and taking photographs at a young age and learned his craft in the stunning landscape of counties Down and Armagh. This gave him ample opportunity to master skies, seas and mountains in both watercolour and Chinese ink.
Martin has exhibited throughout Ireland and Britain and he has been interviewed about his art many times on local and national radio. His work is included in collections at home, and across Europe and North America.
Landscape artist Martin Campbell describes the qualities that make Ireland’s causeway coast so stunning
Some time ago, I was walking through O’Connell Street in Dublin and passed two tourists beneath ‘the spike’ (known officially as The Spire of Dublin, but then who gives these things their correct name?) One was leaning back, taking photos of the famous 120m landmark...