Welcome

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Here you will find wonderful artwork, exciting fiction, and interesting commentary on life. Thanks for stopping by. ♥

About

This website has lots of Art, Photography, Fiction, some Poetry, and bits of Commentary. Honest. True story.

I am a semi-retired wildlife and landscape artist, cartoonist, poet, and independent author of fantasy fiction. I love making pictures and writing stories. I keep the art and writing processes separate, though I have an inkling to illustrate my writing someday.

Making art came first when I drew on everything with pencils and crayons. Writing came later when I wrote my first short story in fourth grade. I have been writing and illustrating ever since.

I am a wildlife and landscape artist by profession, though my CV includes photographer, illustrator and teacher. I fell in love with teaching while I was a college student when I began a side career teaching workshops to other 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. My favorite ones are in the Art Blog section.

I am a self-published author. I write fantasy fiction that I call small-town suburban country fantasy fiction, which features a strange little town I call Ridgewood. It began years ago as Ravenwood (an honor to Edgar Allan Poe). My Ridgewood and Ravenwood stories are in the Writing Blog section. Many of them have a reoccurring character named Vree Erickson. Sometimes her last name is spelled Erikson. My stories span a lifetime of writing.

I hope you enjoy my website and choose to follow me on this journey. I look forward to hearing from you.

                January 3, 2011

The Blogs

Welcome to the section of my website where things get personal—my online diary/journal of art, writing, and life. The content of my blogs typically includes photos and occasionally scans from old hard copy documents. I haven’t included any videos or animated GIFs, but I may try my hand at putting up some videos of my art in the future. We’ll see.

Steven L Campbell is my true identity, not an anonymous persona, so I’m reluctant to go too personal about me in the Life part of my blog. A person needs their privacy. Nuff said.

Overall, I want to simply share my interests and hobbies with the world … if the world will have me.

Below are links to my blogs for everyone who doesn’t want to use the menu.

The Blogs

Art Blog – A plethora of my drawings, paintings … even some comic strips.

Writing Blog – Selected writing by yours truly. I began self-publishing my fiction and poetry years ago when I was in high school. I did the same in college, and I continued it when I started my first website in 1994. My author names have been Steve Campbell, Steven Campbell, Steven L Campbell, and Campbell Stevens.

Life Blog – Here you can find selected insights, observations, and opinions about life in general—the personal but not-too-personal stuff.

News ~ Updates – I have included news and updates about my art, books publications, sales, offers, where to buy, etc., for everyone who wants to stay abreast of my endeavors.

Contact

Hello.

I’m busy thinking about my next project and what to feature at my blog this week. But no matter how busy I am, I always make time for my readers and followers.

Do you have questions about art or writing? Did you see or read something at my blog that has you wanting to share your thoughts with me? Maybe we met somewhere during my lifelong travels and you would like to say hello. Or perhaps you want to be part of my mailing list when I offer freebies.

Comment here, or leave me comments at my About page; I love hearing from my readers and fans.