Leroy Campbell has
an artistic style that is easily recognized due to the way he
depicts the human form. Leroy Campbell's art work is characterized
by his rich use of color and his mixing of media. Pastel, ink,
acrylic, fabric, and charcoal are his favored materials. Leroy
Campbell has pursued his artistic vision for 10 years, seriously
dedicating himself to creating art since 1984.
A self-taught artist, he is influenced by his birthplace, Monk's
Corner, South Carolina. Campbell revisits the rural South in his
"Neck bone" series, inhabited by Joe-Neck bone, Joe Neck bone, Jr.,
and Grandma Corrie. His subjects, proud, God-fearing, and
self-reliant, are the backbone of the African-American community. As
years go by, I see my art as a celebration of Black lifestyles. I
try to capture the richness of the culture --- the dance and music.
I call it old spirit art, it represents a past, reflective of the