Sandy Campbell is an abstract painter. She is primarily interested in materiality and surface, frequently referencing abandonment and decay within her work. Campbell's practice originally developed from immersing herself in the declining urban landscape, being fascinated by the empty buildings and decaying surfaces; so implicit of history and experience, identity and transformation.
Since relocating her studio to Digswell, her practice has progressed as she works even more intuitively. Campbell uses a type of automatic drawing to create a rugged mixed media surface on the canvas which she then works into using an intense process of addition and subtraction. Embracing chance as a methodology she enjoys the push and pull between what the canvas dictates and the artist controls. The resulting expressive abstract paintings are energetic, surprising and full of meaning.