“My hard edge works blend color, form, and pattern. They are often minimal – sometimes complex. Intuitively constructed, striving for a pleasing color field with unique balance I strive to be a bit outside of the box.
I have always mixed paintings and print mediums. As of late the digital becomes the sketch for paintings on canvas or larger works on aluminum. Often one idea becomes a series of variations on a theme.
Represented here are mostly smaller works on paper. The inspiration derived from a reexamined archived pat. Sometimes less is more – sometimes its’s not. I envision a future series of larger scaled pieces”.
Van Campen has exhibited across the state of Maine as well as nationally at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose, CA and as far afield as the Tapei Fine Arts Museum, Tapei, China. His work is in significant private and corporate collections – including CIGNA, IBM and the Philadelphia Academy of Fine Arts. His awards and honors include the American Color Print Society, the Phillip Klein Memorial Award, First Place ASID Interiort Design Productr Award, the Best of Neocon Gold Award and the Metropolitan Home Design 1– Award. He is a graduate of the Philadelphia Academy of Fine Arts and attended the Skowhegan School of Art, Skowhegan, Maine. Van Campen lives and works in Thomaston, Maine.