Raymond Campbell undoubtedly ranks amongst the foremost still life painters in the UK. Born in 1956, Raymond Campbell knew from an early age that he would be a painter and he never wavered in his desire to create wonderful images. Having turned down the chance of formal training at Art School in favour of developing his own style, he was a full-time professional artist by the age of 22. The works of the Old Masters which he studied during his travels influenced Raymond Campbell’s work to a huge degree; never afraid to experiment, he would put together disparate objects from which he would produce the most desirable paintings – many of which have been exhibited here in the UK, in America and in Australia. Raymond Campbell’s more recent works, of desirably dusty bottles of fine wine accompanied by the temptingly realistic bunches of grapes or chunks of delicious-looking Stilton, are greatly in demand and hang on many a discerning art-lover’s wall.