Working in sculpture, oil paint, and pastel on paper, Campbell depicts human actions within grid-like urban landscapes. Campbell began his artistic studies in England at the Camden Art Centre, London. Campbell received a B.A. in painting, sculpture and etching at the Camberwell School of Art in London. After working on sets, and special effects for theatre and television in England and Denmark, he returned to Canada in 1982.
Campbell has been exhibiting his paintings and sculptures since 1975, and has been represented by the Bau-Xi Gallery since 1985. His works are in public, corporate and private collections in Canada, the United States, Italy, Denmark and England. Campbell says of his work "My paintings depict common occurrences. Yet it is not their ordinariness that interests me, but the particular specialness of even the most ordinary events. That surprising grandeur as a moment comes and passes."