Susan Headley Van Campen, ‘Fog in Late May ’, 2019, Painting, Oil on panel, Dowling Walsh
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Fog in Late May , 2019

Oil on panel
18 × 24 in
45.7 × 61 cm
$5,500
Location
Rockland
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Susan Headley Van Campen
American, b. 1951
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Continuing the long tradition of Maine floral art embodied by Carolyn Brady and Beverly Hallam, Susan Headley Van Campen is primarily known for her floral still lifes and lush, rural landscapes. She attempts to capture “things that don’t last long—like flowers and skies, water, the sunrise, clouds, approaching storms, a dandelion, an open tulip just before the petals fall off,” Van Campen says. “I am trying to capture the color and shape the first time, that’s all.” Van Campen insists on stark white backgrounds to give her flowers maximum vibrance by contrast, and works exclusively from close observation.

Susan Headley Van Campen, ‘Fog in Late May ’, 2019, Painting, Oil on panel, Dowling Walsh
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About the work
Susan Headley Van Campen
American, b. 1951
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Continuing the long tradition of Maine floral art embodied by Carolyn Brady and Beverly Hallam, Susan Headley Van Campen is primarily known for her floral still lifes and lush, rural landscapes. She attempts to capture “things that don’t last long—like flowers and skies, water, the sunrise, clouds, approaching storms, a dandelion, an open tulip just before the petals fall off,” Van Campen says. “I am trying to capture the color and shape the first time, that’s all.” Van Campen insists on stark white backgrounds to give her flowers maximum vibrance by contrast, and works exclusively from close observation.

Fog in Late May , 2019

Oil on panel
18 × 24 in
45.7 × 61 cm
$5,500
Location
Rockland
Have a question? Visit our help center.
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