Raymond Campbell was born in Surrey in 1956. Ray was convinced, even as a schoolboy, that he could make painting his way of life. He turned down the chance of formal training at Art School in favour of developing his own style and was a full time professional artist by the age of 22. Gifted with a natural ability he has worked consistently towards achieving his goal.
During the last ten years he has exhibited in group exhibitions at home and abroad and he has been succcessful at the prestigious Summer Exhibition held at the Royal Academy.
Raymond's career has gone from strength to strength since the late 1970s when he travelled the world studying the paintings and techniques of the Old Masters. He eventually became captivated by the still life paintings of the 17th century Dutch painters and this, coupled with his enthusiasm for collecting old and interesting objects together with his love of all the good things of life, developed his own individual style that is widely recognised and greatly admired, becoming one of the finest still life painters in the UK. His work has been exhibited in the UK, Australia and America.