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Shane Campbell



"I don't know why and I can't explain other than to say I am driven to do this art. I don't have any family left other than my wife and kids. For me, the art is my family. Every time I sell a piece it is really a little piece of me. I have times when I can't work due to my arthritis but when I can work, it is twenty-four seven. I love the blues and listen to the blues as I work. I have so much fun creating my art. My only fear is it will end too soon."

His work in in the permanent collection of several museums, including the Milwaukee Museum of Art, the Mennello Folk Art Museum and the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum. It has also been features in exhibitions at the American Visionary Museum.
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Sculpture (21-works)
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Shane  Campbell Large White Articulated Angel
Large White Articulated Angel
21 x in
 
Shane  Campbell Small Black Angel
Small Black Angel
5.5 x in
 
Shane  Campbell Small Quid Pro Crow Tree
Small Quid Pro Crow Tree
6 x in
 
Shane  Campbell Tall Crow Tree
Tall Crow Tree
22 x 5.5 x 6.5 in
 
Shane  Campbell Small Angel with Brown Hair_ Shane Campbell_ sculpture_ wood
Small Angel with Brown Hair
4 x 2.5 x 7 in
 
Shane  Campbell Small Angel with Black Hair
Small Angel with Black Hair
4 x 2.5 x 7 in
 
Shane  Campbell Devil Jim on Black Hell Box
Devil Jim on Black Hell Box
21 x in
SOLD
 
Shane  Campbell Elvis in a Wooden Cigar Box
Elvis in a Wooden Cigar Box
9 x 12 in
SOLD
 
Shane  Campbell Congressman Devil in a Vintage Wood Cigar Box
Congressman Devil in a Vintage Wood Cigar Box
9 x 12 in
SOLD
 
Shane  Campbell Congressman Devil
Congressman Devil
14 x 4 x 4 in
SOLD
 
Shane  Campbell Muddy Waters
Muddy Waters
20 x 32 in
SOLD
 
Shane  Campbell Small Black Angel_ Shane Campbell_ sculpture_ wood
Small Black Angel
4 x 2.5 x 7 in
SOLD
 
Shane  Campbell Ray Charles_ Shane Campbell_ sculpture_ mixed-media
Ray Charles
11.25 x 12.25 x 11.25 in
SOLD
 
Shane  Campbell Flying Pig
Flying Pig
7 x in
SOLD
 
Shane  Campbell Flying Pig_ Shane Campbell_ sculpture_ wood
Flying Pig
3 x 2 x 6.25 in
SOLD
 
Shane  Campbell Large Crow Tree with Writing
Large Crow Tree with Writing
5.5 x 5.75 x 24 in
SOLD
 
Shane  Campbell Less Tall Crow Tree
Less Tall Crow Tree
16 x 4 x 5 in
SOLD
 
Shane  Campbell Quid Pro Quo (Natural Finish Crow Tree)_ Shane Campbell_ sculpture_ wood
Quid Pro Quo (Natural Finish Crow Tree)
5 x 5 x 23 in
SOLD
 
Shane  Campbell Robert Johnson_ Shane Campbell_ sculpture_ mixed-media
Robert Johnson
31 x 27 x 2.5 in
SOLD
 
Shane  Campbell Small Angel with Blonde Hair_ Shane Campbell_ sculpture_ wood
Small Angel with Blonde Hair
4 x 2.5 x 7 in
SOLD
 
Shane  Campbell Small Crow Tree_ Shane Campbell_ sculpture_ wood
Small Crow Tree
4 x 4 x 12.25 in
SOLD
 
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Shane  Campbell

Shane Campbell

Shane Campbell Biography

Born in Manchester, New Hampshire in 1964 while his father was stationed in the Air Force, Shane’s family moved to Tennessee before he was a year old, where he grew up and graduated from high school. Shortly thereafter, he married his high school sweetheart, Nancy and began managing a series of shoe stores.

After twenty-one years, the stress of managing several small businesses became too much, and he and his family moved home to Tennessee. Shane's father had been a nationally-known carver who passed away several years before their move home. Moreover, his father’s passion for collecting and selling antiques inspired Shane to do the same.

He began to sell antiques and carve once again to pass the time between customers. His wife returned to school and achieved her lifelong dream of becoming a nurse. Shortly thereafter, Shane took a leap of faith and became a full-time artist. He writes, "I guess I found what I was meant to do. My work is flavored with my love of Early American antiques and my life really. I write on many pieces about my life, hopes, dreams, rants as well as people I know. I have found a way of living my life through my art." But as he grew older, he became plagued by a type of severe arthritis called ankylosing-spondylosis. At one point, the illness prevented him from walking, but thanks to a new medication, he’s once again able to pursue his craft. Shane writes, "I keep a positive attitude and have learned the secret of life is enjoying the passing of time."

His iconic textual annotations that cover his sculptures began on an impulse. He writes, "I don't know why and I can't explain other than to say I am driven to do this art. I don't have any family left other than my wife and kids. For me, the art is my family. Every time I sell a piece it is really a little piece of me. I have times when I can't work due to my arthritis but when I can work, it is twenty-four seven. I love the blues and listen to the blues as I work. I have so much fun creating my art. My only fear is it will end too soon."

His work in the permanent collection of several museums, including the Milwaukee Museum of Art, the Mennello Folk Art Museum and the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum. It has also been featured in exhibitions at the American Visionary Museum.

Shane Campbell Resumé

The Mennello Folk Art Museum - Orlando, Fl.
Flatwater Folk Art Museum - Brownville, NE.
Mandalay Bay/ House of Blues Hotel - Las Vegas
House of Blues Hotel - Chicago
M"Angels And Other Aliens" @ The American Visionary Art Museum - Baltimore, MD.
Petaluma Art Center, Petaluma, Ca. " The Art of The Doll"

Shane is mentioned in the following books:

Self Taught, Outsider and Folk Art by Betty-Carol Sellen ISBN# 0-7864-0745-x
American Folk Art (a regional reference guide) ISBN# 0313349371 Pages 148, 149
Strange but True Tennessee by Lynne Hall ISBN# 13:9781581735109

 

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