"Born in Christchurch in 1953 and a long-term resident of Gisborne, Campbell attended Elam Art School at the University of Auckland in 1979-1980 and has been working as a professional artist since 1986.

Campbell is a printmaker and most often works in his chosen medium of woodcuts. Campbell's prints share the same themes, and trajectory as his paintings - satirical visions of capitalism out of control in the 1980's give way to the familiar, but strange landscape of the coastal dweller filled with ambiguous events and signs. Always pointed but never hectoring, printmaking's reproducibility allows Campbell to create accessible artworks that can reach a larger audience".

Damian Skinner, Hastings City Gallery 2022