About the artist

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Fiona Campbell is a visual artist, researcher and lecturer.
She has an interdisciplinary PhD on creativity and cognition.

Her core artistic medium is painting, specialising in a non-traditional approach to watercolour. She has special expertise in murals using a colour effects technique called lazure and has designed and produced over 600 sq.m of murals in Australia, New Zealand and Belgium, most frequently in medical/therapeutic centres and schools, venues particularly suited to the colourful yet subtle translucency of lazure.  With her training in art therapy, she has a special sensitivity to the effects of light, colour and mood on the spatial environment, hence the name of her practice, Painted Space.

She also works with gouache, pastels, oils, plant colours and mixed media. As her gallery of selected works demonstrates, she produces works from tiny ikons to large murals. She has illustration and design leanings, as can be seen in her drawings and has taught the graphic representation of information at university.

Fiona trained at Emerson College and Tobias School of Art, England; she also has a BA Honours in English & Linguistics, a Masters in Information Science and a diploma in Waldorf Education, a diverse range of studies and training that means her teaching and research work spans several fields: visual arts, historical cultures, creative cognition, consciousness studies, contemplative practice, phenomenology, education and spatial experience design. Her current research interest is the use of phenomenology to inform learning environments, about which she is writing a book.

Fiona is a dedicated to teaching and learning using interdisciplinary methods in creative and transformative ways; she has over 2o years teaching experience implementing her approach at community, vocational and tertiary levels. She belongs to the National Association of Visual Arts, the Sektion für Bildende Künste, the Association for Contemplative Mind in Higher Education and the Australian Library and Information Association, memberships which reflect her diverse talents, skills and experience.

Her doctoral thesis can be accessed here.