Gatewood Waddell




A native of Bowling Green, Kentucky, (Alice) Gatewood Waddell has developed an artistic style that appeals to a variety of collectors. Primarily known for her acrylic and rice paper and resin collage, she is also proficient in silhouettes art using gouache on heavy watercolor paper. The art of Waddell captures everyday life in rural and urban America, depicting family, spiritual, and social life of the average African American. 


A formally trained artist, Waddell obtained a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, with a concentration in painting, from Western Kentucky University. After graduating, Waddell began teaching art classes, giving private art lessons, providing workshops to adult groups, and working with seniors on therapeutic art techniques. 


The art of Alice Gatewood Waddell has been featured on the sets of numerous movies and television shows and is in countless public and private collections across the country including Western Kentucky University, University of Louisville, the Kentucky Department of Education, and Delta Sigma Theta, Inc

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