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Elaine Bagwell
Original Oil, Acrylic and Watercolor Paintings
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Elaine Bagwell
Sidney , Illinois - United States
Oil Painting - Other/Misc.

After raising my three children,the empty nest syndrome hit hard as I had been a single parent and my life pretty much revolved around the kids. With God‚Äôs guidance I decided it was now time to pursue my second dream ‚Äď being an artist. I started painting and found that it was just what I needed to fill the empty space. Art and painting in general have helped me through many troubled times including working through the grief after my Mom passed.

I find painting and creating an ongoing process where there is always something new to learn. It is never boring. I enjoy learning new techniques and styles and incorporating them into my own creations. I am continually trying something new and adding to my repertoire and have not settled on one specific style. I love color and textures so painting and weaving are two genres that I am especially drawn to.

I hope that when you look at my current work that you see some of the beauty (and maybe some conflict) that I find in this world that...
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BFA- Eastern Illinois University
In progress

A.A.- Parkland College
Graduated 1986


Second Place
Covered Bridge Art Associationís Associatesí Show-2008

Third Place
Covered Bridge Art Associationís Associatesí Show-2008

Ruth C. Boyd Cook Scholarship Award- 2007

First Place
Sidney Artist Guild Winter Art Show-2006

Best in Show
Sidney Artist Guild Summer Art Show-2005

Professional Memberships

Sidney Artists Guild- charter member

Covered Bridge Art Association

40North/88West (Champaign County Art Association)

Work Experience

Magpie Moon Studio client/collector lists available upon request
Oil Painting Instruction at several locations throughout U.S.

Sidney Community Library
Library Director 2004-2007

A New Adventure
I have recently ventured into more abstract and textured paintings recently. This avenue was inspired by a close friend gifting me with lots of acrylic paints that he saved from being trashed.(He also gave me the squares of wood!) It continues because I am really having fun with it and another friend just added to my cahed of acrylics. It is so wonderfull to have freinds that encourage me.

I just took 10 works to a local show, my first. With all the competition I was excited that 5 of them sold.

Hot Lips - Oil on Canvas - 24" x 36" - $Private collection

Elaine Bagwell
2010-11-05 01:42:13
Thank you Tony for your kind words
Elaine Bagwell
2010-01-24 11:51:42
Thank you Susan. :)
Alicia Brown
2009-07-06 13:26:59
interesting works.
Jemma Alexandra Nyagah
2007-06-15 03:35:11
I enjoyed the emotion and colour harmony.
cathy savels
2007-05-09 00:00:32
Excellent watercolours! They'd make great illustrations.
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