*STEVE CAMPS (b. 1957) 'Blue Whale and Black Whale' signed ...

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*STEVE CAMPS (b. 1957) 'Blue Whale and Black Whale'

signed lower left, oil on board, 19cm x 24cm

Steve Camps was born in Cornwall in 1957, and worked as a builder for most of his life. Although always having had a passion for collecting vintage art and frames, it wasn't until February 2023 that he decided to turn his own hand to painting.€‹With an existing interest in antiques and painting, Camps began to experiment with imagery of whales: creating an array of entrancing scenes. With their beautiful muted colours, and each one carefully framed from Steve's own collection, the result is a magical combination of traditional style, and unmistakable character.€‹€œI always liked collecting old items from fairs and car boots, and was especially drawn to paintings. After a while I started to collect art: buying in auctions and wherever I could find it. I think the first whale painting was after I just retired from building, and on holiday I bought two 1950s watercolours from a charity shop in Carmarthen, Wales. They were of whaling ships, which I thought was an unusual subject. I decided to paint a whale, put it into an old frame, and sold it online for a few quid. So I started to paint more and do the same."

Framed dimensions: 28cm x 33cm

Auction Date:
25th Apr 24 at 10:30am BST

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25th Apr 2024 10:30am BST (Lots 1 to 357)