I’ve been a professional wildlife and landscape artist since 1985 working from my studio in northwest Pennsylvania. I made this site in 2011 to showcase my favorite paintings and to talk about art.

I’ve also been a semi-professional cartoonist. I drew comic strips for my high school and college newspapers to learn the ropes, and then drew for local newspapers for several years afterwards. My favorite strips are in the My Art section.

During those fun and creative years, I was an art workshop teacher, a magazine illustrator, a semi-pro photographer, and a writer.

I’ve been a writer longer than I’ve been an artist and was a journalist for my high school and college newspapers. I began writing fantasy fiction in high school and began self-publishing my stories in 1997. I became an Amazon author in 2013. There, I publish small-town suburban country fantasy fiction, which features a strange town I call Ridgewood. It began many years ago as Ravenwood (an honor to Edgar Allan Poe). My early Ravenwood stories are in the Books section. Many of them have a reoccurring character named Vree Erickson (sometimes spelled Erikson). My stories span nearly a lifetime of writing.

I hope you enjoy your visit to my website, and I hope we may become friends.

Thank you for visiting and reading.


  1. Love your artwork, great blog! Looking forward to wondering through it and seeing/reading more!

    1. Steve Campbell says:

      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.

  2. Prasad says:

    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

    1. Steve Campbell says:

      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. 🙂

  3. Lola says:

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

    1. Steve Campbell says:

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

  4. Harry says:

    Steven, the link to your post about your birthday is not coming up, there is an error somewhere. When I clicked read more it came page not available.

    1. Steve Campbell says:

      Thanks for bringing the problem to my attention, Harry. I had problems visiting WordPress pages when I had Adblock Plus enabled in my browser. Once I turned it off for WordPress, I had no more problems. If you have Adblock enabled, you may want to turn it off when visiting WordPress.

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

  5. rubiescorner says:

    I love art, and it runs in my family. I draw for fun, and therapy. My sister died, and I had begun painting with her. I continued. It was therapy.

    1. Steve Campbell says:

      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.

    2. rubiescorner says:

      Thank you for responding. I believe God speaks when I paint, because I am quiet. I have to study the flour to paint it.

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