Shelagh Campbell was born in 1948, Lanark, Scotland and studied at Glasgow School of Art
As with many women artists in the sixties, family came first for many years, although she never stopped painting. Shelagh and her family lived in Ullapool, Wester Ross, with the glorious colours of the land and sea.
Then, swapping Ullapool for Qatar in the Arabian Gulf (where she still painted Wester Ross), she exhibited paintings, taught briefly, worked on Doha radio and worked as an artistic advisor on Qatar TV.
About 10 years ago she met her old teacher and great friend James D. Robertson RSA. She says: "He took me under his wing and told me to "Get bloody painting" ; and she credits him with succeeded in having her work accepted by:Royal Glasgow Institute Annual Exhibition, Royal Scottish Water Colourists Exhibition, Paisley Art Institute Annual Exhibition, Glasgow Art Club Deutsche Bank Exhibition and Artist Member of The Glasgow Art Club. In addition to all of these, Shelagh has also completed numerous private commissions and sells very well.
About her painting, she admits that inspiration only stikes upon standing at the canvas and taking the first steps of painting...she says: "If I have to say something about what inspires me, I can't. I don't know what's going to go on the blank canvas until that first brushstroke of colour."
Please see HERE for Shelagh's gallery