Ian Stuart Campbell - Once the camera failed sketching seemed like the only alternative

Edinburgh Howe St
Dunkeld Cathedral
Glasgow City Chambers
Venice Salute
Edinburgh Victoria St
Bolognaise Arcades - Ink sketch - 30x40cms - £180
Auld Reekie Lums - Ink sketch - 30x40cms - £220
Edinburgh Old Town - Ink sketch - 30x40cms
French Toast - Ink sketch - 30x40cms - £220
Corridors of Power - Ink sketch - 20x30cms - £125
Rome Skyline - Ink sketch - 30x40cms
Rosslyn Pillar - Ink sketch - 20x30cms - £185
Victoria St Edinburgh
Rome Sant'Ivo - Ink sketch - 30x40cms - £185
Suilven - Ink sketch - 30x40cms - £185


Ian Stuart Campbell

Edinburgh based artist, Ian Stuart Campbell studied at Glasgow School of Art, Mackintosh School of Architecture and Glasgow University graduating in 1978. He has special interest in urban design, conceptual planning and design communication. He is an enthusiastic artist who considers drawing, painting and photography to be essential tools for any design process. Stuart has practical experience in the design of major commercial projects as a Director with Hugh Martin Partnership, subsequently Archial Architects, based in Edinburgh. His current ongoing art project - 'Inkscapes' - involves sketching and interpreting successful architecture and public spaces in cities throughout Europe and Scandinavia.

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Recent Exhibitions

EDINBURGH AIRPORT Art Wall and Gallery [Airside]
SSAA Scottish Society of Architect Artists, Winter Show, Rutland Square, EDINBURGH
Scottish Drawing Competition. Paisley Art Institute, Art Gallery and Museum, PAISLEY
XX Esposizione Internazionale, Sala Birolli, Ex Macello, VERONA
SSAA McLaurin Galleries, Rozelle Park, AYR
Ligne et Couleur, 'Ombres et Lumieres' Exhibition, Mairie du 6th Arrondisment, PARIS
'Urban Limits' , Associazione Architetti Artisti, ITALY
SSAA Stirling Smith Art Gallery and Museum, STIRLING

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It seems to me that the opportunity to take time to look, and look again, at buildings, patterns of life, and dynamics of fabulous places such as Rome, Paris or Edinburgh is a real privilege. Even more so when the somewhat solitary act of rough sketching becomes a social encounter or the drawing is enjoyed, exhibitted or even purchased by others. Conversations have been enjoyed in Norway, Denmark, Italy, Germany, Holland and France with minimum language but generous gestures.

My original sketches are drawn using Staedler Pigment Ink pens, which are chosen for lightfast and waterproof qualities and ease of use in the open air. Whenever possible sketches are drawn on Fabriano 220 gsm smooth paper, or equivalent.

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