Originally hired as the Time Team America sketch artist (and its only non-archaeologist member), Colin Campbell was named the series host when he started asking the probing questions ordinary viewers would ask. A 2004 graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), Colin studied painting, ceramics and computer animation while minoring in Ancient Art History. This background gives him an eye for unusual artifacts, an appreciation of the past and the skill to draw an excavation site as it would have appeared years ago. In 2005, Colin traveled to Antarctica with his father, artist Alan Campbell, to produce paintings of the regional landscape and wildlife. Their ten-week trip was sponsored by a grant from the National Science Foundation's prestigious Artists and Writers Program. Since that trip, his Antarctic paintings have been exhibited across the U.S. and Colin has traveled internationally to lecture on the experience as well as the role of art in the sciences. He is currently an environmental artist at video game studio Big Huge Games outside of Baltimore, Maryland. When he's not creating art or hanging out with scientists, Colin enjoys rock climbing and spending time in the great outdoors.
Click the images to view an annotated gallery of Colin's Time Team America illustrations.