Oliver Campion (1928 -2000) studied at the Slade School of Fine Art, where he was much influenced by William Coldstream. He later taught at Camberwell and between 1968 and 2001 his work was shown at numerous one-man shows at the Mayor Gallery and the New Grafton Gallery. He was a fine craftsman, paying great attention to the details of his canvas and the quality of the paints. He always said that colour would come when he was ready for it, as it did in his later pictures.
In his words: ‘ A sense of light and space is what I would like to achieve in a painting’
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