Brushstrokes: Maggie Hubbard – Finding Herself as a Painter in Seattle
By: Emily Lehner
Maggie Hubbard graduated from Indiana Wesleyan in 2013 with a bachelor’s degree in Illustration. She questioned whether art was a good path for her. She was uncertain if art would result in something she pursued as needed or as a career. Hubbard’s love for painting and art led her to make it a career. She is still, however, working to refine her technique and style as an artist. She continues to discover more about her craft as she goes on.
Upon graduation, her father passed away suddenly. She believes that this has been a catalyst for her paintings ever since. “My dad was a painter himself, and I just reflected on his life. I really had no doubts about being an artist,” she said. Hubbard paints work based on her father and things that remind her of him. She paints stacks of books and papers in all shapes and sizes, plants, her dad’s office, chair, or even his glasses. Hubbard captures simple things that remind her of her father and the artist he was. Her style is contemporary painting.
Hubbard lives in Seattle with two of her close friends, and works as a church secretary. However, she spends all of her free time feeding her creative side. She continues to dig into the painter that her father was and grow as the painter God has called her to be.
She has been featured in Wesleyan Life Magazine, Journal of Patient Experience, and IWU’s very own Caesura Literary Magazine. Galleries like Hammon Arts Center, Seattle School of Theology and Psychology, and IWU’s 1920 gallery have featured her work. You can find her portfolio and much more at http://www.maggiehubbard.net/.
View a few of Maggie’s beautiful works below:
Written by Emily Lehner, a writer for the Alumni Center and a sophomore Writing major at IWU. She is active on the cross country and track teams. She is passionate about using her writing skills to share the good news of Christ with others and writes often on her personal blog at www.emilylehner.wordpress.com.