"It's a Wild, Wild, World," by Campbell Hutchinson ©2012, a children’s book of 18 paintings and limericks.
It’s a wild, wild world,” as the title suggests, deals primarily with the wild beasts of our planet. Sometimes we have problems trying to co-habitat with them, and they with us. But we should make every effort to give the wild animals their space, preserve their habitats, and avoid hurting or killing the whenever possible. I for one want my grandchildren, and their children, to be able to enjoy the full array of these magnificent creatures—in the wild.
A former lawyer now pursuing a career in fine art, I am an expressionist painter trying to capture the spirit of my subject, be it man, animal or place. In 2008 I wrote, illustrated and published my first book, “wild things,” consisting of my animal paintings and limericks I wrote about each painting. My five succeeding books were in the same vein, featuring my animals and limericks. My recent (2014) book, "This is Our Land," is markedly different in that the emphasis is on the land and wilderness, and all my paintings included in the book are landscapes. Accompanying each painting is a quote from a noted writer, poet, naturalist or environmentalist about the value of our wilderness and its preservation for generations to come. Edward Abbey wrote “Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit.” That is the message of “This Land is Our Land.”
This Land is Our Land Published October 16, 2014
Bear with me Published December 02, 2013
Animal Treks Published November 18, 2011
Great Woolly Beasts and some feathery aminals* too Published December 08, 2010