Paige Bridges was born and raised in West Virginia, and attended Marshall University as a Fine Art Major (yes, “We Are Marshall” the movie). After completing her degree, Paige married David Bridges and they settled in Van Zandt County, Texas. She became a mother and homemaker, and put her pursuit of a painting career on the back burner.
By shear chance, Paige was able to balance her love of art and family by giving private painting lessons to young artists near her home. When her children were grown, married and settled, Paige and her husband relocated to a new home (a converted restaurant/bait-and-tackle shop) in Wills Point, Texas with enough space for a studio and custom frame shop.
Paige’s life took an unexpected turn, when in 1998 she and David began RVing with a small travel trailer. In 2003 she painted a small oil canvas featuring a tiny pink and white vintage trailer pulled by a woodie station wagon. Around the same time, Paige started selling items on eBay so she decided to sell a print of her trailer painting. The reaction she received was overwhelming and Paige’s painting career took off. She later established a web site (www.vintagetraveltrailerart.com) which featured over 85 paintings of vintage travel trailers. Paige’s artwork can be seen on greeting cards, calenders, fabric and “unique trailer products.”
In 2018, Paige’s health started to fail. She passed away in October of that same year. Paige’s career exceeded all her expectations. She is missed by family and friends, but is remembered through her beautiful artwork.