The art and illustrations of Bonny Wagoner
The art and illustrations of Bonny Wagoner
creating magic with watercolor and colored pencil



Bachelor of Art: Fine Art and Illustration - Marylhurst University
Associate of Art - Graphic Design - Portland Community College
Small Business Management Certificate - Small Business Development Center, Portland Community College
Commercial Art Certificate - Portland Community College

My daughter and II have known my entire life I wanted to be a creative. I spent many years studying my craft. I worked my way through college operating a printing press and then enlisted in the military to gain real world experience and pay for college. On active duty I was an Illustrator/Draftsman in the Marine Corps and later a Graphics Technician in the Oregon Air Guard in reserve status and full time federal employee until I was commissioned. On the civilian side of things I've worked on a number of interesting projects like user manuals for Intel, real estate advertising magazine ads, lots and lots of newsletters for a variety of organizations. More recently I designed two coloring books featuring Timberline Lodge on Mt Hood in Oregon - links are on my site if you want to take a peek at that body of work. I am the vice-president of the Columbia Arts Guild serving Columbia County. I organize weekly plein air/ubran sketching outings which has proven to be wildly popular. I hear we are creating a buzz about town.

I use a combination of watercolor, pen and ink and colored pencil to create my pieces. They are an unlikely pairing but together they make magic. I also work on drafting film which has a completely different effect than working on paper. I also dabble in traditional paint mediums. All of the materials I use are archival quality.

You can follow my work here on this site, on my [blog] and on [Facebook]. If you would like to recieve once in a blue moon newsletter announcing upcoming events and specials, let me know: Sign up to be notified

I used to belong to many more organizations. Politics drive me crazy so I decided to focus on what matters to me and reflect my desire for low drama:

  • Colored Pencil Society of America
  • Columbia Arts Guild
  • Portland Art Museum

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Contact: bonnywagoner at msn dot com (written out because of the pesky autobots out there)