Bampfield was born in Kidderminster. Circumstances prevented him from gaining an art school education and he entered the local carpet industry. In 1966 he moved, first to London and soon after to Cornwall, making his home on the north coast. Fascinated by the sea, he began to develop his natural artistic ability and rapidly built up a considerable reputation. He has exhibited at the Camel Valley Gallery in Wadebridge.
Painter in oils