Three Point Perspective: The Van Campens of Maine


“The Wyeths may be the most prominent Maine artist family, but there are many more who have generated creative breeding grounds for several generations of artists.” Britta Konau, The Free Press Read the full interview here.

Susan Headley Van Campen: I like to paint what I that strikes me at the moment, things that don’t last long–like flowers and skies, water, the clouds, approaching storms, a dandelion, an open tulip just before the petals fall off, a poppy bud before it bursts–as simple as possible without laboring. I am trying to capture the color and shape the first time, that’s all.”

Susan studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and Moore College of Art, both in Philadelphia, PA. See more of Susan’s work here.

Tim Van Campen: My art is based on abstract geometric themes. mixing intentional and unintentional form and energy, created through conscious and unconscious thought. Color, shape, placement and balance take center stage. In most recent works, the less is more adage applies. See more of Tim’s work here.

Tim studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia, PA, the Skowhegan School of Art in Skowhegan, ME, and the Provincetown Workshop in Provincetown, MA.

Greta Ault Van Campen, Woolwich, ME: Between 2011 and 2012 I traveled to all 50 states in an effort to capture the contemporary American landscape. In my hard edge paintings, I strive to inhabit the space between representation and abstraction while preserving the character and authenticity of every place I paint. Each piece begins as a puzzle. Using tape and paint, I build up layers of color, shape, and line until I have found a harmonious solution.

Greta studied at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, ME. Visit her website to see more.