bold and highly realistic oils are distinguished for their
clarity and sense of design. An avid naturalist with a
mueum containing thousands of specimens of shells, minerals,
fossils, butterflies and bird nests, Campanelli paints
the beloved objects she lives with and loves. Tireless
in her effort to achieve new and dramatic combinations
in still life, Campinelli bestows her subjects with character
and simple beauty. Campanelli’s work conveys a sense
of oneness of humanity and nature and chronicles the richness
of her life.
In 1976, when Pauline and her husband, painter Dan Campanelli,
bought an 18th Century Georgian house in the Delaware
River Valley. Over the years, the Campanelli’s have
become virtually self-sufficient. They have flower, herb
and vegetable gardens, an orchard and vineyard. Campanelli
also spins and dyes wool from her sheep, writes books
on ancient religion and maintains a natural history museum.
Pauline’s paintings have won over 75 awards and
honors including several National Gold Medals, and have
been featured in countless magazines and galleries.
A still life painter for over 40 years, Pauline was a
graduate of the Ridgewood School of Art and also attended
the Art Students League in New York City.