About the Book
"Strange Bedfellows, and other critters," by Campbell Hutchinson, ©2009, a children’s book of 17 paintings and limericks. “There is in nature a symbiotic relationship among different species. They work together and each one benefits from the other. That is why you see zebras or impalas hanging around giraffes out in the African savanna. The giraffe can see in the distance and will warn the smaller animals of approaching danger.
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. Since 2008 I have written, illustrated and published eight books of my animal paintings and limericks about each painting. The general theme of my books is that we are blessed in America with the an abundance of wild and domestic animals and natural environments they inhabit, and that we should show our appreciation by protecting them and restoring their natural habitats. A ninth book, "This is Our Land," written and published in 2014, was 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.