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Maggie Vandewalle’s Bio

Maggie Vandewalle was born and raised in Iowa City, Iowa. Through the encouragement of a high school art instructor, she applied for and received an art scholarship to the University of Iowa, where she worked towards a BFA in printmaking. After school she turned to watercolor, in part due to the high cost of printmaking equipment, but also because she wished to incorporate more color in her pieces.

“I grew up with my nose in books and it was the illustrations in many of those books that made me want to draw and paint. I remember the pictures as clearly as the stories; they were intertwined in a way that created magic for me. When I paint, I want to create an atmosphere in which my experiences can unfold in a vibrant and convincing manner.”


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