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Eric Bagwell

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Painting
Huntsville, AL
ericbagwellart.com


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Artist Statement
Using abstract form, color, and texture I paint to capture the holy moments encountered in everyday life. I believe we are created in the image of the one who created everything. So, then creating is an elemental part of what we are meant to do. Making art is a sacred joy, whether the inspiration for a particular piece is a happy time or a difficult situation. I hope my art evokes joy in others.

Aside from an artist, I am a retired United Methodist pastor. Along the way I also learned to play viola, served in the Army National Guard, graduated from Auburn, married the girl of my dreams, earned a master’s degree from Emory University, and become a father. And now I paint for joy!


Bio

Grew up in Huntsville, AL
1991, earned BFA in Graphic Design from Auburn University
Worked in advertising for 2 years in Florence, AL and Nashville, TN.
1993, answered a call to ministry,
Attended Emory University, earning a Master of Divinity in 1996
Served as a United Methodist pastor for 20 years in North Alabama
Retired in 2015 to pursue a renewed calling to art
Showed 2016, 2017, 2018 & 2019 at the Arts Alive Festival in Florence
Showed at Panoply 2018 (Merit Award winner), 2019
Showed at Bluff Park Art Festival, 2018
Showed at River Clay Art Festival, 2019
Solo exhibition “Just Maybe…” at the Kennedy-Douglas Arts Center, Jan-Feb 2018