Rebecca Campbell: Gardeners' World

This October contemporary artist Rebecca Campbell will be returning to Jonathan Cooper, Chelsea, with an exhibition of 24 new paintings celebrating our enduring fascination with gardens, and the solace and joy that they provide.


Gardeners’ World will be an imaginative journey across cultures and time, exploring our obsession with gardens in their myriad forms, from the original paradise of the Garden of Eden to the respite from modern life offered by rooftop urban gardens. Drawing on the artist’s childhood memories of Irish walled gardens, and those glimpsed during her many travels, these paintings are characterized by Campbell’s signature warmth and humour, and richly detailed style. Whether depicting tulip mania of the Dutch Golden Age, or the meditative calm of a Zen garden, these paintings capture the care and love with which gardens have been curated and cultivated throughout history.