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

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EDUCATION

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.

I have several series I am working on featuring the grand lodges in the Pacific Northwest. I prefer to work on site whenever possible so it involves a lot of travel during the summer months when the lodges are accessible. I designed a coloring book and developed several tour books featuring the unique 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 very much enjoy urban sketching and periodically teach a class through the St Helens Recreation department. I developed a series of postcards of my local area - available on this site as well as at the Chamber of Commerce and the Columbia County Historical Museum upstairs in the old courthouse in St Helens. The resulting paintings of my urban sketching outings rotate through the gallery located inside the annex at the Columbia County Courthouse.

I blur the lines of traditional art and illustration using archival quality watercolor, pen and ink and colored pencil. You can follow my work using any of the links below:

 

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