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‘Inspired journeys’ show set for conference centre
She is one of Salt Spring Island’s internationally-recognized artists and Jill Louise Campbell will be bringing her original work to Parksville for a one-day sale and exhibition October 26.
The Inspired Journeys art show at the Parksville Community and Conference Centre from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. will include originals, limited editions and gift prints for sale. Campbell’s portrayal of small native villages along our coast and her Vancouver Island cottages and gardens collections are her favourite subjects. The artist, along with her husband Duart, will be on hand to talk about her work and her inspiration.
She said last year was the first time she had a show in Parksville and she had such a good response she can’t wait to return. “It was such a great show in Parksville. I can’t get over how much we were warmly received.”
Campbell was educated in Quebec and followed in her grandmother and aunt’s footsteps, who both exhibited art in Montreal. She said she was also influenced by Marc Chagall. A year of her studies was at The Sorbonne in Paris and while there she immersed herself in museums and galleries soaking in the art and history of Europe. She is an artist whose love of nature and culture is expressed in her work as impressionistic, naive, and dream like.
Her style is described as a soulful connection to the land that is magical, wondrous, whimsical and enchanting. Campbell has been interpreting island life for many years but her work also reflects her world travels to Italy, France, Ireland, India and Tibet and she says she is looking forward to traveling back to Europe in the Spring.