Peter A.Campbell is a graduate of Vesper George School of Art, Boston, Massachusetts. His paintings have been exhibited in galleries throughout the East Coast and his work is represented in many private collections. He has won over twenty painting awards and honor. He is a former and distinguished member of the Board of Directors of the Attleboro Arts Museum in Attleboro, Massachusetts.

In 1989, Peter was selected by NASA to become a member of its nationally recognized Space Art Program. This program documents major aerospace activities by recording them in artwork.

He spent a week touring, sketching, and photographing the activities at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida in 1989. He also witnessed the exciting launch of the space shuttle Atlantis that carried the Venus probe Magellan. From the experience Peter created the painting "Voyage to Venus" that now hangs in NASA's permanent art collection.

Peter has designer, written, and illustrated three children’s books, the most recent title “Boston Pilgrims Vs the Pittsburgh Pirates, the First Modern World Series”. This book has been selected as an addition to the Baseball Hall of Fame library in Cooperstown.

As a devoted and passionate baseball fan Peter has spent the last five years painting its players and colorful history.

He is represented by the Donovan Gallery in Tiverton, Rhode Island and the Rowbottom Fine Art Gallery in Cumberland, RI

Peter has worked as a Senior Senior Graphic Designer for several Rhode Island advertising agencies. He has three sons and lives in Lincoln, Rhode Island with his wife Karen.

SHOWS AND EXHIBITS
1977 The West Bay Gallery, East Greenwich, RI
1978 "Young Talent 1", Attleboro Museum, Attleboro, MA
1981 One Man Show, Providence City Hall, Providence, RI
1982 One Man Show, Dryden Gallery, Providence, RI
1983 “Works by Members of the Advertising Club", Dryden Gallery, Providence, RI
1983 One Man Show, Newport Art Museum, Newport, RI
1984 Rhode Island New Talent Competition, Newport Art Museum, Newport, RI
1986 Exhibition of Paintings by Rhode Island Artist, Cranston Public Library
1986 "At a Glance and Cityscapes by Regional Artist," Bristol Art Museum, RI
1987 Fourth Annual Jury Show, The Wheeler Gallery, Providence, RI
1988 One Man Show, Cranston Public Library, Cranston, RI
1993 One Man Show, "Steel and Stars", Attleboro Museum, Attleboro, MA
1997 Annual Exhibit, National Casein and Acrylic Society Show, New York City, NY
1999 One Man Show, "Recent works", Rowbottom Fine Art Gallery, Cumberland, RI
1999 "Images of the Blackstone Valley", Slater Mill Gallery, Pawtucket, RI
2000 "The Old Colony Show", Attleboro Museum, Attleboro, MA
2000 "Small Works", Attleboro Museum (3 pieces accepted)
2001 "Fine Art of the Illustrator", Attleboro Museum, Attleboro, MA
2003 "New England Impressions", Rhode Island Watercolor Society, Pawtucket, RI
2003 "6 Members, 6 Visions", Attleboro Museum, Attleboro, MA
2007 Guest Artist Exhibition, Imago Gallery, Warren, RI
2007 One Man Show, “Baseball: Pastime and Passion,” Gail Cahalan Gallery, Providence, RI

AWARDS
1966 Scholastic Art Awards, Gold Key, Blue Ribbon
1967 Scholastic Art Awards, Gold Key
1972 Rockport Art Festival, Rockport, MA, First Prize Oils
1977 Area Art Exhibit, Attleboro Museum, Attleboro, MA, Acrylic Painting Award
1980 Lincoln Art Festival, Lincoln, RI, Second Place and Honorable Mention
1980 Competitive Painting Exhibition, Attleboro Museum, Attleboro Painting Award
1982 Open Painting Show, Attleboro Museum, Tilda Stone Memorial Award
1981 Annual Area Artist Exhibit, Attleboro Museum, First Prize Acrylic Category
1984 Open Jury Show, Pawtucket Community Arts Council, Painting Award
1986 Attleboro Museum Competitive Show, Best of Show Award
1989 Accepted as a Member of the NASA Space Art Program
1990 Open Painting Show, Providence Art Club, Providence, RI, Bradford Swan Award
1994 Excepted as a Member into the National Casein and Acrylic Society of Painters, NY
1994 Paintings Exhibited in Spaceweek International Assoc. Space Art Exhibit, Houston, TX
1995 Open Show, Attleboro Museum, Bristol County Savings Bank Award
2002 Small Works, 4th Annual Nation Juried Exhibition, Attleboro Museum, MA, H. Mention
"New England Impressions", Rhode Island Watercolor Society, Second Place Award
One of seven Rhode Island Children book authors and illustrators honored at 
Rhode Island college
2006 IMAGO Gallery, painting award (second place) open show

COMMISSIONED WORK
"Battle of Rhode Island" Triptych commissioned by the 1976 BiCentennial Committee of
Rhode Island (currently on display at the Tiverton Town Hall, RI)

1991 Commissioned by the Boston Museum of Science to create an illustration depicting "Soviet
Space". It appeared on the cover of their monthly magazine.

SPECIAL COLLECTIONS
1989 Commissioned by NASA to create a painting depicting the launch of the space shuttle Atlantis, titled, "Voyage to Venus" (on display at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida as part of its permanent collection)

Five landscapes paintings of the Blackstone Valley in Rhode Island purchased and donated to the Blackstone Valley Tourist Commission for permanent display at the Visitors center in Pawtucket, RI.

PUBLICATIONS
1989 Artist Magazine (subject "Space Art")

BOOK PUBLICATIONS
Designed, wrote and illustrated a children's book titled LAUNCH DAY for Millbrook Press in CT. (Award - the Children's Literature Choice List 1995)

Create second book for Millbrook Press titled ALIEN ENCOUNTERS

OLD-TIME BASE BALL AND THE FIRST WORLD SERIES published 2003.

OTHER
Curate show for the Attleboro Museum titled "The Fine Art of the Illustrator"

WORKSHOPS - TEACHING
2001 Invited by the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators to present a workshop on
Non Fiction Picture Books - "Illustration Day 2001". Place, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

2003 Invited to lecture Senior Illustration Class at Montserrat College, MA
Invited to speak and give a workshop at a children's book conference titled
"Under the Spell of Books" held at Rhode Island College