Whether painting landscapes, interiors or figures, Wagner’s focus is always the “light” and how it affects the subject she’s trying to capture. An avid plein air artist, she’s inspired by the American landscape and that of her beloved Italy. Participating in national plein air festivals, she travels the country to paint the uniqueness of each region. She spends cold Michigan winters creating larger studio pieces…but always, always chasing the light.
Jill’s artwork has been exhibited in solo and group exhibits throughout the U.S. and is in corporate and private collections. Her paintings have won multiple awards regionally and nationally.
Jill’s pastel painting graced the cover of Plein Air Magazine and her work is often featured in their pages. Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine highlighted her work, as has Pastel Journal. Wagner served as Pastel Faculty at the Plein Air Convention for 4 years and also enjoys teaching her own workshops.
She’s been designated a Master Pastelist by Pastel Society of America and Master Circle in International Association of Pastel Societies, and also belongs to American Impressionist Society, Oil Painters of America, Great Lakes Pastel Society, Degas Pastel Society and American Women Artists. Her work is represented by three fine art galleries in the Midwest.
See Jill’s work at www.jillwagnerart.com