Name

Neva Campbell

About

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

Best Artist Grand Strand Happening List

by popular vote

Artist of the Month Grand Strand Arts

February

Exhibitions

Artfields at Fairview Framers, Lake City, SC

“Imago: a male Dog-day cicada” 4x6 feet

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

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

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

Small Works at Artspace 506, North Myrtle Beach, SC

Artists Everywhere at City Hall, North Myrtle Beach, SC

Artifelds at Main Street venue, Lake City, SC

“Always Right Now”

12x12 at William H. Miller Gallery, Myrtle Beach, SC

Small Works at Artspace 506, North Myrtle Beach, SC

Fauna at Caffe Diem, Myrtle Beach, SC

Artfields at Main Street venuw, Lake City, SC