Caryl Campbell’s detailed and colorful oil on canvas are evocative of the travel books of older times. These works are a product of her interest in natural history and a background in medical science. They are an extension of a carefully researched and recorded natural history journal. On some works she creates a formal structure on the canvas in an underlying landscape painting, over which is layered a representation of a journal page, upon which is painted a representational or abstracted element of nature. Other paintings are pure and vibrant landscapes enlarged to beautiful detail. These works are an investigation of a paradox; the wondrous beauty of the natural world coupled with the wonton disregard for the individual life form.
Caryl Campbell is a long-time Methow Valley resident and an amateur naturalist. Living on a large forested home-place allows her to keep daily records of bird migration, nest sites, tree health, plant diversity, and more. Caryl’s work is inspired by, and structured from these encounters with the natural world. She has a strong background in Science, as well as, a degree in painting from the University of Washington. Caryl has been featured in solo shows, locally and regionally, and her work is in private collections close to home and globally.
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