Meet Hailey Campbell
"I actually used to hate art so much in elementary school, but after a lot of patience and practice I can't seem to stop. I love creating things for my family and seeing reactions from all sorts of different people. I'm always trying to improve myself by learning something new or gaining a new perspective. I'm also so excited to be attending Kendall College of Art and Design in the fall majoring in illustration." Hailey Campbell
These Boots Were Made For Fighting Fires
244 East Third Street (located on back of building on Depot Drive)
I’ve found that the most enjoyable renderings I create are of pin up girls and I spend most of my days making more and more. I discovered this when an ‘uncle’ of mine decided to joke about wanting a particular tattoo…next thing he knew he was turned into a certain boot wearing-bombshell. not only do I dedicate this painting to him but to my grandfather and my great grandfather. Fred and Warner Hoeksema were both fire chiefs and depicted in our own historical museum is a photograph my great grandpa (Fred) in fire engine number one, thus the number one on this pin up girl’s hat.”
United States Post Office
310 East Third Street
My time and effort painting for my hometown had a large purpose in my demeanor as an artist. I had always been told what to draw through assignments, friends, and family and found myself to be easily swayed to draw something I knew at least one person would like. The question remained throughout my summer about well…what do I like? All four of my beloved paintings are supposed to reflect what I have always wanted to achieve and I have never been more satisfied with my works, so when you ask yourself ‘why a red tiger with pink eyes?’ my answer is ‘why not’?
Composition and Composure
I decided in this rendering that I would do the opposite of what I normally study in portraiture. The majority of my painted and sketched faces are. trying to put forth some sort of expression, this particular portrait challenged my hand to bring about little to no expression on the face, but through color I wanted the audience to associate a feeling with this piece.”
For the Birds
Ruth Hughes Memorial Library
211 North Almont Avenue
I have always found myself being drawn to owls, they somehow have always come very naturally to me and I find people (including myself) always in allure of the eyes. The intrigue I find in that also brought about the challenge of wanting my audience’s eyes to travel throughout my piece.