Raised by passionate and hard-working parents in Dandaragan, a picturesque Wheatbelt region north of Perth, artist Elle Campbell knew from an early age that creativity would feature heavily in her future.
“My parents taught me that if you do what you love, you will never work a day in your life,” she says.
Elle’s bold, bright abstract paintings on silk, cotton and canvas have captured the attention of savvy collectors around the world, with her pieces being shipped out to London, Singapore and Australia’s east coast.
She says she’s inspired by the colours and textures of the Australian outback, soaking up her surrounds like a giant sponge, constantly looking for motivation for her next piece of work.
This pictured exhibition, Rainbow Opal Rocks, featured her signature oversized silk works in bold hues and finishes, using a range of mediums including enamel, acrylic paint, chalks and oil pastels.
Elle was selected as a finalist in the prestigious Black Swan Prize for Portraiture (2017), one of Australia’s richest portraiture prizes with a $50,000 prize, exhibited in the Art Gallery of WA. Her piece was an evocative, large-scale silk portrait of renowned fashion creative and STYLEAID icon Aly May.
Keep a lookout for Elle’s collaborations with an array of local businesses and creatives such as Ferguson Foundry, Milieu Creative, STYLEAID, Dilettante, Home Base, The Montauk Lighting Co., Meghan Plowman, Anna Pearl Flanders, DesignFARM, Lee Preston Hair, MECCA Brands, Mobilia, Telstra Perth Fashion Festival, Design Theory, Aloft Perth, Urban Couture, Joondalup Festival, CowParade Perth and FORM Port Hedland.
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