John Ferry, Trustee, The Steven Campbell Trust:
For a number of years now, my fellow Trustees and I (The Steven Campbell Trust) have been delighted to receive as a Christmas Gift from Carol Campbell, a wonderful Steven Campbell Calendar, designed by Carol. These are always cherished and a delightful way to share Steven’s work and to be reminded throughout the year, of his wonderful paintings.
Recently Carol suggested that we make this a feature for our website, so for 2020 we’ve decided to share these works with you, with anecdotes from Carol on each painting.
We wish you a very Happy New Year and hope you enjoy!
Anecdote by Carol Campbell:
This painting was based on an actual sign we saw on the gate of a house in the hilltop village of Paciano in Umbria.
We had eaten lunch in the tiny cafe in the town and went for a wander afterwards and it was then Steven spotted the sign.
I’m embarrassed to admit that lacking a camera to photograph the image he pinched the sign, but at least it was put to good use!
The painting then became realised during his John Byrne, Paisley Pattern period, but you can see the warning and the symbols of the original sign such as the knife, gun and dog.
The Lytton Strachey look alike is Steven, with a nod to our own family with the addition of the little girl.
A Very Happy New Year from The Steven Campbell Trust!
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