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. I keep the two processes of writing and making artwork separate, though I have an inkling to illustrate my writing someday.
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 at this site, as well as tips and techniques (I have taught workshops for many years).
I am a wildlife and landscape artist by profession. I majored in art at college, received my B.A. degree, and graduated Magna Cum Laude. At college, I taught summer art classes and fell in love with teaching, which began a side career teaching workshops to students, young and old.
Drawing cartoons is another passion. I never pursued syndication, but a local newspaper featured my comics for several years, which became popular with its readers. I will share my favorite ones here in the My Art section.
I am a self-published author. I write fantasy fiction that I call suburban fiction and small-town country fantasy fiction, which features a strange little town that I once called Ridgewood. I have renamed the town Ravenwood (an honor to Edgar Allan Poe). I will share my Ridgewood and Ravenwood stories in the Writing section.
And what is blogging without commentary about life?
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