Michelle Campbell Art


Clients: Patagonia, George Fisher, Macys, Libertine, Zulilly, Walmart, BBC, Leisure Painter Magazine, Co-op.
Licensed: Art Licensing Inc.

I am a British Artist and Illustrator. Liverpool born and living in a canal side cottage in West Yorkshire with my two dogs, Sam & Ellie and two cats, Milly & Monty. I have lived in the hamlet of Hawksclough - very apt considering my love for birds, in Mytholmroyd (home of poet laureate, Ted Hughes) for several years and I have loved every creative moment. The studio is above the house, in a loft conversion, I have two skylight windows which are permanently open so I can hear the wildlife around me, the scuttle of birds along the rooftop and the blue skies filled with tree branches. The Yorkshire countryside does have a wealth of animal and bird life that is a constant inspiration for my work as well as the sparrows that live in the bush at the bottom of my garden. When I am not painting, you will find me; at the allotment; walking in the hills with the dogs or in France.

For the past 33 years, since training in Liverpool Art College, I have continued my art practice, as well as working professionally within the arts, in both publication and re-painting. Working in commercial areas such as gifts, jewellery, pottery & editorial and Licensed on products, Worldwide. In 2014 the Tour de France came through the village and I created several illustrations to coincide with the big event, this gave my work large exposure World-wide and led me to work on more illustrative pieces on my favourite subject, nature and birds. The past couple of years, I have run workshops for watercolour enthusiasts and beginners, from my own home however, my home was flooded in 2016 so I discontinued the courses however, the future is looking bright.

In Spring 2014, I was featured artist on BBC Countryfile, the painting shown on the series is available as a Ltd Ed Print which you can purchase here. I regularly write articles for Leisure Painter Magazine and you can see my techniques and works in progress online. I work with the Co-operative, recently producing two maps of Mytholmroyd and Cragg Vale, which were created for the community. The Co-op have reproduced the maps as leaflets which are available in store. You can see more about what I get up to, here.

I work on larger scale projects for Patagonia, creating window illustrations and working alongside the very creative visual merchandiser, Sue Storer who is always a joy to work with.  You can see me painting the George Fisher window in Keswick, here.

I primarily work in watercolour, ink pen and gouache with a dabble of pastel pencils on Saunders Waterford watercolour paper from St Cuthberts Mill.

Each day, I post a 'Tweet of the day' on twitter - a different bird everyday. You can see my latest news over on my blog.

Visit Leisure Painter to see my techniques.

The galleries and shops below, carry a range of both my paintings, prints and cards.
Mattorian Gallery
Harrison Lord Gallery
Old Chapel Gallery

The Blue Teapot
The Acorn Gallery

The Leaping Hare Gallery

Post Office

Previous Exhibitions
Turbine Gallery
Number Four Gallery
Cut the Mustard Gallery
Picture This Gallery 
Whitehouse Gallery

VK Gallery
Open Studios, Hebden Bridge
Kingswear Gallery, Huddersfield.
The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle.
Kingswear Gallery, Huddersfield.
MY Gallery, Mytholmroyd.
Stanhope St Gallery, Liverpool.
Maria Louise Gallery, Liverpool.
South Bohemia Gallery, Liverpool.
Ginger Cafe, Liverpool.
Linda McCartney Centre, Liverpool.
Albert Dock, Liverpool.