Welcome to Art ~ Writing ~ Life. My name is Steve Campbell. I am a semi-retired wildlife and landscape artist, cartoonist, poet, and independent author of fantasy fiction. I am an artist in love with making pictures and writing stories, though I have never illustrated any of my writing.
Making art came first when I drew on everything with crayons. Writing came later when I wrote my first short story in fourth grade. I have been writing and illustrating ever since. I will share my art and writing, as well as tips and techniques (I have taught workshops for many years), here at this site.
I majored in art at college, received my B.A. degree, and graduated Magna Cum Laude. I am a wildlife and landscape artist by profession. At college, I taught summer art classes and fell in love with teaching, which began a side career teaching workshops in my spare time.
Drawing cartoons is another passion. A local newspaper featured my comics, which became popular with its readers. I will share my favorite ones here in the Art section.
I am a self-published author. I write fantasy fiction that I call suburban fiction and sometimes country fantasy fiction, which features a strange little town called Ridgewood. I will share my Ridgewood stories in the Writing section.
This blog has Art, Photography, Fiction, Poetry, and Commentary about my life. Honest. True story.
I hope you enjoy my site and follow me on this journey. I look forward hearing from you.
January 3, 2011