About Campbell Art Studio
“At birth, I came out with a crayon.”
-Gini Campbell Annis
In many of my paintings, I bring the subject close to you. It becomes a personal and intimate space. Some artists choose to tell people how bad life is through shocking images. Other artists want to give the public a respite. I understand that life can be tough. I therefore want people to be reminded of the beauty that surrounds them in simple every day things. The drama of light hitting something – like a bunch of tomatoes – on your countertop and casting beautiful shadows is a delight. Helping people see and enjoy things they haven’t noticed before is my desire.
The Magic of Realism
To me, realism is magic. Not only is the artist working with abstraction of design and color, but also with dimensionality. To create the illusion of depth and form on a flat surface is to observe, understand and recreate the physical aspects of light. Merely recreating an image is not art, it is technique. The artist must also include interpretation and passion into the work. The artist’s creativity must bring together the needed balance of technique and passion. Technique alone can be boring; passion alone can be chaos. The two together is magical. And with this magic, I am able to connect with the viewer. To tell them a story, ask them to delight in the wonder around them, to reveal who I am.
My Version of Success
I paint what is important to my clients or me. I paint to touch the heart. I love when I show commissioned clients their paintings and tears well up in their eyes. I think to myself, “Yes! You did it!” (Envision a fist pump here). And that is success for me.
Gini Campbell Annis
Still Life • Floral • Commissioned Portraits (people, pets and homes) • Art Instruction