Cressida Campbell is among Australia’s most celebrated and collected contemporary artists. Reminiscent of figures like Margaret Olley (her great friend), Campbell's work features interiors, still-lives and floral arrangements. After studying in Japan throughout the 1980s, she developed a practice which utilizes woodblock printing to make unique, hand-painted images. This practice - steeped in the value of patience - informs work that is akin to visual prose. Rather than mere moments of beauty, her work is a reminder of the grace of the everyday.
Campbell is represented in major public collections including the Art Gallery of New South Wales, National Gallery of Australia, British Museum in London and Artbank. She has won numerous including the Pring Prize and Trustees’ Watercolour Prize at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, as well as the esteemed residency Australia Council for the Arts Verdaccio Studio Residency in Italy. She is the subject of a major retrospective at the National Gallery of Australia.