Neva Campbell

Artist

I work with acrylic, watercolor, and gouache on paper and canvas. As an impressionist, I utilize vivid colors to convey emotional light and density. My work features creatures, people, places, and common objects that I feel passionate about capturing. My work's complexity does not come from estimating its conceptual meaning but finding connection through the shared human experiences of beauty, truth, and emotion.
In my studio, I surround myself with objects that inspire and create a rich vista for painting and creating. Bones, stones, insects, broken and found objects along with prints and clippings of my favorite art and literature prepare my mind for wonder. Bare, white canvases, like bare white walls, leave me overwhelmed whereas a lush backdrop of texture inspires me.
I am a native of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, where I find inspiration in the South's dark history, gorgeous landscapes, and briny water.
Portrait artist, Bob Johnston, says about my art, "There is a sensitivity to her work that inspires the viewer to participate in the messages of her creations."

Awards

2019

Honorable Mention, William H. Miller Studios/Artworks Gallery (Small Works show)

2017

Nominated for Best Artist, Grand Strand Happening List

2016

Best Artist, Grand Strand Happening List (by popular vote) [link]

2013

Artist of the Month, Grand Strand Arts (February) [link]

Exhibitions

2019

Group, Small Works, William H. Miller Studio/Artworks Gallery - Myrtle Beach, SC

2018

Group, Artfields, The Rob - Lake City, SC

2018

Solo, Flesh and Bones, Adele Kassab Gallery - Francis Marion University, Florence, SC

2017

group, Small Works National Art Exhibition, Mena Art Gallery - Mena, AR

2017

juried, Artfields, Fairview Framers - Lake City, SC (“Imago: a male Dog-day cicada” 4x6 feet)

2017

group, Sixth Annual Collector’s Event, Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum - Myrtle Beach, SC

2016

group, Mon-O-Chrome show, Island Art Gallery - Pawley’s Island, SC

2016

group, 12x12 Show, William H. Miller Gallery - Myrtle Beach, SC

2016

group, Small Works, Artspace 506 - North Myrtle Beach, SC

2016

solo, Artists Everywhere, City Hall - North Myrtle Beach, SC

2016

juried, Artifelds, Main Street venue - Lake City, SC (“Always Right Now”)

2015

group, 12x12, William H. Miller Gallery - Myrtle Beach, SC

2015

group, Small Works, Artspace 506 - North Myrtle Beach, SC

2014

solo, Fauna, Caffe Diem - Myrtle Beach, SC

2014

juried, Artfields, Main Street venuw - Lake City, SC