Alma Campbell, Birmingham Member Since July 2007 Artist Statement Since I began painting both for pleasure and professionally my style has constantly changed to suit the times. From early childhood when I made my first visit to an art gallery and absorbed the wonderful creations by the artist, I was hooked. I loved the play of light on the faces of the characters in the portrait. I quickly developed my own style of painting. Portraits and the human body appealed to me but not so much realism did not. I can now safely say that my style is unlike any other. I do not shy away from colour, I like my colours bold and vibrant but do not concentrate so much on the details of the paintings but rather the impression that it makes. My inspiration comes mainly from my life and the culture that I live in. I do a few traditional pieces landscapes and such but my passion is capturing urban scenes and lifestyle. I see beauty and poetry in the ghettos that many shun.