We called our mother Marmee after the mother in Louisa May Alcott's novel, Little Women. She was an incredibly gifted person, with a genuine love for color. I inherited this from her. Growing up in the seaport city of Seattle, Washington, with it's waterfront, marinas filled with sailboats, crystal clear rivers, azure skies with fluffy white clouds, and well maintained public parks with botanical gardens, provided plenty of inspiration for an aspiring young artist.
The annual rainfall intensifies colours, making grass appear emerald green. Looking for agates and shells or small pieces of driftwood on beaches, I am aware of the subtle variations in colour---This thing about color variation, texture intrigues me. As well as interpreting these observations of mine onto a canvas or sheet of water colour paper. When I was small, I lived on a flower farm where flowers were raised commercially. Dalias or sunflowers were king, majestically towering over our heads. At the opposite end of the scale, pale blue forget-me-nots dazzled you in miniature!
My attorney father Galen Otto Hunt lived for two years in France just outside of Paris. At home, his law practice encompassed Hawaii, Alaska, Illinois and Arizona. He kept a file of my drawings and paintings.My mother was one of the most creative people I've ever met. She studied fashion design and loved the arts. My Uncle Tony's wife, Lillian was an artist, and as a child I can recall murals painted on the walls of their home.
My grandmother Amy Christensen Laughlin, was affectionately termed "The White Rose," by her husband. She was a slender, fair haired Danish woman in her youth, born in the South Pacific with it's plethora of voluminous clouds, fiery volcanos, seascapes, landscapes, flowering shrubs, plants, and exotic birds. Her Danish family colonized there in the 1850's, owning a farm in the 30 Mile Bush. Grandma Amy was an artist in oils. She and her sisters also had a millinery shop, n creating gorgeous Victorian hats from silk and velvet flowers, fruit, feathers, foliage and ribbons.
My beautiful Canadian born motherwas the "orange poppy" in the family. Creative, flamboyant, with a deep love for the arts, her sense of color, love of jewel toned flowers and French Impressionism, never ceased to inspire me. She decorated our Queen Anne Hill apartment with the work of Money, Van Gogh, and Renoir. As a teenager, I gained a deeper appreciation of art while working for a Seattle art dealer.
I paint in my art studio which overlooks the beautiful Snohomish River Valley, where our building has been on the Everett Register of Historic Places since 1990-91. The home and work space was once owned by paper mill boss, Frank R. Killien. Working from nature, still-lifes, and photographs, in acrylics, watercolour, pastels, and pen and ink, the watercolour and mixed media artwork, such as those on this page, I love my work!
Tom Campbell - I'm a journeyman craftsman in natural stone, such as marble, granite, limestone, sandstone and onyx. I enjoy the enduring quality and beauty of natural stone. It's a worthy investment. My apprenticeship in the stone trade was put in with a Seattle company in the 1970's to the 1980's. The union hired me to train apprentices for them at South Seattle Community College for 3 1/2 years, and my students drove from as far away as Montana to attend the classes. My 35 years in the stone trade provides my clients with excellent references and the security of knowing that they have a qualified professional on the job.
The early years of my life were spent in Bellingham where I grew up. My father, Philip T. Campbell, worked as vice president in charge of sales for Pacific American Fisheries, in a building in Fairhaven that now houses Amtrak. There are murals of the old days on the wall of the historic structure. My family later moved from Bellingham to Edmonds, Washington, when my Dad was transferred to nearby Seattle to work for Peter Pan Seafoods, and purchased a home in Edmonds, which is still their primary residence.
My mother, Joan Ruth (Hoppe) Campbell's, parents were involved in the arts. Her father, and my grandfather, Victor Hugo Hoppe, was an actor, and Shakespearean drama coach for Western Washington University for 40 years. My grandparents owned a vintage home there. So as a child, my life was centered pretty much around the university, since we had family members and extended family employed at the university, and my father worked in Fairhaven. My godmother was the secretary. Angus Bomer, termed "The Bard of Ashland," who started the Ashland Shakespearean Festival attended his classes.
My wife Alana and I own a historic home which is on the Everett Register of Historic Places. Research we've done on the area has provided us with an understanding of the history of Lowell and the Snohomish River Valley, as have local folks who have grown up here, with whom we've formed friendships over the years. Our house overlooks the River Park in a historic district of South Everett. We've served on the board of the local civic association and enjoyed being part of the community here.
The community celebrations revolve to a large extent around the vintage aspects of the region in which we live and the Coast Salish and early settlers cultural legacy. My work experience covers a broad spectrum of experience in various aspects of the stone trade, in the greater Puget Sound region, and throughout the state as well as out of state.
The Song of The Sea
Girl In A Red Velvet Cape
Palais de Grace
Tuscan Market Place
Under The Apple Trees
Children of Bretagne
Rue de Paris
Vive Le France
The Old Mill Pond
The Angel's Song
Flower Market On The Singl
Johannisberg Reisling Vineyard
Marche Du LaRochelle
Palais de Grace
The Gift of the Cranes
St Albans Beaujolais Nouveau Jour de Commémoration Breton Women Picking Apples The Village of Auvers The Fencing Lesson Victory By The Riverside The Spires Of Belarus The Flowers You Bought The Lovers Gare De L'Est Korean Dance The Tree of Life Is Blooming The Song of Jericho Provence Sunflowers The Flower Shop Still Life-Dahlias Still Life: Fruit Bon Marche The King's Jesters The Parisian Florist Le Vieux-Marché-Bretagne Still Life Apples Bird of Paradise Glimpse In The Mirror Afternoon In Seville The Water Ballet Mammoni Girl With A Yellow Vase The Goat Herdress Street Musicians Song of Jericho The Lily of Provence The Tree of Life Is Blooming The Quai A Spring Bouquet Paris Lavendar Fields The Matador's Wife The French Lesson Afternoon Boating Up From The Wilderness Lavender Farm
The Flower Shoppe Le Gare De L'Est Marche Aux Fleurs Sugar Plum Land Flowers For The Market Palais de Grace Boy With A Bird La Maison Du Fromage Dancer With Tambourine The Produce Market Herding The Geese Home Vive La France Marche De Poissons Rue Du Royale-Place Madeleine The Breton Watchman The Parisian Flower Seller L'Achat de Fleurs Le Marche Provencal The Circus Ticket Man Budding Blossoms The French Floriste The Market In The Cathedral Square Marche d'Automne Bouquet De Fleurs The Embroiderer The Quai Tropical Botanical The Place Du Tertre Marchand De Fleurs Village of Saint Pierre Under The Apple Trees Bringing In The Skiff The Floral Bouquet Harvesting The Hay Marketing Day Breton Wharf A Mid Summer Afternoon The Serenade
Hydrangeas The Parisian Flower Seller Breton Mother & Child Summer Bouquet At The Park Girl & Her Dog Summer Garden The Florist Breton Fishwife The Lion's Gate
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