John Campbell 

My paintings have every intention of following Haiku philosophy – in the beginning. I have discovered that I babble a lot, i.e. overstate the message sometimes, either with the paint and/or with collage imagery and then have to come back and simplify the work. The ideas are formulated from everyday things as I find that people in general produce a wealth of material for me be it humorous, serious or just fascinating. Robert Rauschenberg is one of my favorites though I have many favorites. His imagery is contemporary, energetic and relevant. As I work, my thoughts filter his works as well as my reservoir of color study and design. Shapes that spark curiosity, deliver a message (hopefully) or rest the mind along with colors that harmonize are the goal whether the painting is abstract or realistic. Either one has the potential to be a good painting because the former describes the space while the latter describes the subject.

Grays and Brown II
Grays and Brown II

Mixed Media 29 x 34 inches Art Gallery in Cleveland, Mississippi

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Century Bush
Century Bush

Oil on canvas 16.5 x 16.5 inches Art Gallery in Cleveland, Mississippi

Gray Yellow and a hint of Teal
Gray Yellow and a hint of Teal

Mixed Media 41 x 53 inches Art Gallery in Cleveland, Mississippi

Dusk Number -2
Dusk Number -2

Mixed media and collage 34X28 inches $1235 plus tax

Dusk Number -1
Dusk Number -1

Mixed media and collage 34X28 inches $1235 plus tax

There is Someone at the Door
There is Someone at the Door

Mixed media and collage 19X16 inches $325 plus tax

Mycenean Moon
Mycenean Moon

Mixed media and collage 20X26.5 inches $500 plus tax

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Mixed media and collage 18X19 inches $325 plus tax