Cressida Campbell celebrates the career of an exceptional Australian colourist who has worked between painting and printmaking for over forty years. Combining keen observation with formal design, Campbell uses an innovative technique to create woodblock paintings and unique woodcut prints that take direct inspiration from the humble beauty of the everyday. Moving between still-life arrangements, domestic interiors, gardens and coastal panoramas, her stylised compositions intertwine life and art. Their astonishing detail and technical virtuosity are testament to Campbell’s artistic vision and commitment.
This book offers new insights into Cressida Campbell’s life and work, featuring original research and reflections from curators, artists, poets and writers, as well the artist’s own autobiographical notes. Generously illustrated, the publication will locate Campbell within the lineage of significant Australian contemporary artists.