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

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    1. Thank you and ditto on your blog. I just returned from it and loved the art and science. Good luck on the publication of your book. I like the covers your friend did, very impressive, and I’m looking forward to reading it.

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  1. Just happened to run into your blog. You have got a beautiful space running here. Loved some of your write-ups. Its very subtle. I guess I will be hanging around here a lot. 🙂 Great work

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    1. I’m glad you found my blog and enjoyed your visit, Prasad. In fact, I’m always excited to know that someone wants to stick around and see and read more of what I post. A friend calls it, “The warm fuzzy feeling of knowing that someone appreciates what we do.” Or, as you rightly call it at your blog: the footprints we leave behind. 🙂

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  2. I love your art. Solid work. I have all your books on my tablet now. Even though your Vree Erickson stories are YA 13+, I find them perfect for those of us at a higher age level. Keep up the great work!

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    1. Thanks for those kind words. I hope others are getting as much enjoyment out of my books as you are.

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    1. I do not know why. The only time I had problems visiting WordPress pages was when I had Adblock Plus enabled. Once I turned it off for WordPress, I had no more problems.

      If you continue to have problems visiting my blog, Harry, please let WordPress know. https://en.support.wordpress.com/

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    1. I have a similar situation. My brother died a few years ago. He was my best friend. I used to paint wildlife pictures for him; he was an avid hunter and loved the outdoors. I was too. God spoke loudest there. Being close to nature and making art has always been therapeutic.
      Thank you for liking my blog.

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