Project Description

Jill Stefani Wagner

Whatever she paints, Wagner’s focus is always “the light” and how it affects the landscape or cityscape scene she’s trying to capture. Working in pastel and oil, she approaches her paintings as a sculptor would, carving out nuances of light and shadow.

A devoted plein air artist, Jill paints in Italy and US plein air festivals. She’s a designated Master Pastelist in Pastel Society of America and Master Circle in International Association of Pastel Societies. Jill belongs to Oil Painters of America, American Impressionist Society, Degas Pastel Society and Great Lakes Pastel Society. Her work is frequently published in Pastel Journal, Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine and Plein Air Magazine, which recently featured her painting on its cover. She’s been Plein Air Convention Faculty in 2016, 2017 and 2019.

Wagner owned an award-winning design firm in Ann Arbor before “seeing the light” and becoming a full-time artist.

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