About Maggie

Artist Bio

Maggie Elligott
1964, Stuttgart, Germany

Maggie Elligott is a graduate of the University of Colorado and has also studied at the Minnesota School of Botanical Art.  Having been both a military brat and military wife, Maggie has lived and traveled worldwide and returned to Colorado Springs with her two children.  She has taught elementary art and is currently creating and selling her mixed media paintings at local galleries in Colorado Springs.

Artist Statement

As an elementary art teacher, my students and their sense of wonder in the world constantly motivate me.  Many of my art lessons might stem from reading great books by author/illustrator Eric Carle and recreating his playful collages.  I believe my artwork reflects these happy, imaginary worlds, but is also grounded in reality and the beauty of our Colorado landscapes.  My mixed media botanical paintings are also based on my love of nature as a gardener, skier, mountain biker and hiker and is reflected on my canvas.  These works combine my formal training as a botanical illustrator, and collage work using trail maps found on my travels, to transport you to my outdoor playground of colorful whimsy and realism.

Her mantra says it all “Each day is a fresh canvas”…Maggie


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