My name is Stephanie Bagwell. I am a professional artist. I graduated from UNCW in 2010 with a B.A. in Communication and a minor in Art. You can find a lot of my original work for sale at Blue Moon Gift Shop & Art Gallery in Wilmington NC. I am a member of the Wilmington Art Association and I have been involved in teaching classes that benifit a multitude of non-profits including Saving Grace, and St. Jude.
I specialize in pet portraits, home portraits, and weddings. I also love helping people with other creative ideas- from restaurant murals to nursery art. My personal work is often inspired by the ocean. Some of my large coastal paintings were recently featured in the National Humanities Center, in Durham NC. It was an honor to be featured in their exhibit and contribute to a global discussion about environmental conservation.
I was born in Jupiter, Florida, but my family established roots in Wilmington NC in 1994. After growing up here and obtaining my BA, I moved around a bit. I was initially in the marketing industry in Atlanta, but in 2014 I started my journey as an art instructor in Raleigh NC. I taught an array of painting classes for 6 years at Pinots Palette and Wine and Design; meeting hundreds of people along the way. Teaching was incredibly fulfilling because I could share my love of art with the community. Recently, I decided to pause my teaching career in order to focus on growing my art business while I raise my children. This has given me the opportunity to do an array of projects from pet portraits and home portraits, to starting my journey as a wedding painter.
Live Painting services Wilmington NC
I have very limited availability for 2022 live paintings and weddings.