Michael T Campbell
Grape vine Colored pencil on mylar© 2014 Michael T Campbell
Bartlett pears Colored pencil on paper© 2014 Michael T Campbell
Petunia sp. graphite on paper© 2014 Michael T Campbell
Primula vulgariCowslips Color pencil© 2015 Michael T Campbell
Echinacea tennesseensisTennessee purple coneflower color pencil© 2015 Michael T Campbell
campanula-lasiocarpaMountain Harebell Color pencil© 2015 Michael T Campbell
I received a certificate in botanical illustration from the School of Botanical Art & Illustration at the Denver Botanic Gardens in 2010. After a 30-plus year career as a graphic designer I have started down the path of learning everything I can about the world of botanical and scientific illustration.
What inspires me? Nature. All the elements and principles of design are at work in the natural world. Line, shape, color, texture, value, harmony, repetition, contrast—it’s all there if you look close enough. My work with botanical and scientific illustration helps inform and inspire my design work for publications and websites in a big way. I’m a better designer because of the time I spend in the natural world.
1104 8th Avenue
Longmont, CO 80501