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About Patrick Campbell

I was born in Maryland and raised in Washington DC. I am the fourth out of five boys my parents have. I’ve been drawing my whole life. I chose to go to Duke Ellington School of the Arts which was/is my passion. On October 10, 2004, I turned 14 years old, as a high school freshman. Two days later, I suffered a stroke that left me paralyzed on my right side. As an active teen who played 4 different sports and danced, this was hard to handle not being able to do these things. But most of all, I had been right-handed, and it rendered me unable to draw, for that matter write.

For a moment I had given up on drawing. I tried and was so discouraged by how awful it was. I kept practicing though and within a couple of weeks, I was able to draw with great accuracy. By the time I was discharged from the hospital 4 days before Christmas 2004, I could draw with my left hand just as well as I was drawing with my right, my dominate hand. I graduated from High School and went all the way across the state to go to college. With some stumbles I finally graduated from California College of the Arts with a BFA in illustration. Art has always been my way of expression a passion of mine no matter how raw it may seem to be.

 

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