Carlyle Wolfe

b. 1977, Gainesville, FL
I am especially interested in unifying color experiences, the feeling of being immersed in a specific atmosphere, a distinct quality of light, like the light after a storm, progressive movements of dawning and evening…
Blue Morning
Blue Morning

Carlyle Wolfe’s practice is devoted to a deeper connection with her natural environment. She has spent most of her life carefully observing the exchange of color and light that occurs in her surroundings and studying the different hues, rhythms and patterns that develop as time passes and seasons change. To create her large-scale, densely layered paintings on panel, intricate watercolors on paper, pencil drawings on paper and sculptural installations, her process is cumulative. Beginning with plant studies made from observation, she collects shapes, lines, colors and environments. She layers and interweaves information, calling back to a specific experience or moment discovered in an earlier nature observation. The abstract imagery on her large, richly layered pieces fade in and out of light and shadow, representing a mystical, almost infinite environment.

Carlyle Wolfe received her BFA in Painting from the University of Mississippi and her MFA in Painting and Drawing from Louisiana State University. Her work was recently selected for The Art in Embassies Program at the US Embassy in Maputo, Mozambique. She has exhibited work throughout the South including, The Dixon Gallery and Gardens, the Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center, the University of Charleston, the Shaw Center for the Arts, the Mississippi Museum of Art, the Lauren Rogers Museum of Art, the University of Mississippi Museum, and Arkansas Art Center. She currently lives in Oxford, Mississippi.

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Blue Morning
Blue Morning
April Warm
April Warm
July Garden
July Garden
Canopy I
Canopy I
 Canopy II
Canopy II
05-26-2018 Pecan Foliage
05-26-2018 Pecan Foliage
10-02-2017 Fern
10-02-2017 Fern
10-16-2017 Fern
10-16-2017 Fern
03-10-2016 Forsythia
03-10-2016 Forsythia
Forget-Me-Nots and Lily Of The Valley - Green
Forget-Me-Nots and Lily Of The Valley - Green
 Opening
Opening
Warm Colors in Spring
Warm Colors in Spring
Amber
Amber
Long enough to understand that life is a blessing
Long enough to understand that life is a blessing
03-24-2011 Azaleas Progression - 1
03-24-2011 Azaleas Progression - 1
04-07-2011 Azalea Progression - 2
04-07-2011 Azalea Progression - 2
04-12-2011 Azaleas Progression - 3
04-12-2011 Azaleas Progression - 3
03-07-2016 Blueberry Bush
03-07-2016 Blueberry Bush
03-15-2016 Redbud
03-15-2016 Redbud
04-19-2015 Mama's Irises
04-19-2015 Mama's Irises
04-20-2015 Iris
04-20-2015 Iris
04-20-2015 Iris
04-20-2015 Iris
04-21-2015 Iris
04-21-2015 Iris
04-21-2015 Iris
04-21-2015 Iris
04-21-2015 Iris
04-21-2015 Iris
04-21-2015 Flag Iris
04-21-2015 Flag Iris
10-02-2014 Dill gone to seed
10-02-2014 Dill gone to seed
12-15-2014 Ceda Branch
12-15-2014 Ceda Branch
03-16-2010 Flowering Branch
03-16-2010 Flowering Branch
Spring
Spring
Winter - Spring - Brights
Winter - Spring - Brights
2005 Oak Branch - 1
2005 Oak Branch - 1
2005 Oak Branch - 3
2005 Oak Branch - 3
2005 Oak Branch - 4
2005 Oak Branch - 4
2005 Oak Branch - 6
2005 Oak Branch - 6
2005 Oak Branch - 7
2005 Oak Branch - 7
2005 Oak Branch - 8
2005 Oak Branch - 8
03-30-2006 Redbud
03-30-2006 Redbud
Blue Morning
Blue Morning
oil on panel, 48x48
2018
April Warm
April Warm
oilk on panel, 70x61
2018
July Garden
July Garden
oil on panel, 24x72
2018
Canopy I
Canopy I
oil on panel, 83.5x36.75
2017
 Canopy II
Canopy II
oil on panel, 83.5x36.75
2017
05-26-2018 Pecan Foliage
05-26-2018 Pecan Foliage
graphite on paper, 22x30
2018
10-02-2017 Fern
10-02-2017 Fern
graphite on paper, 22x15
2017
10-16-2017 Fern
10-16-2017 Fern
graphite on paper, 30x22
2017
03-10-2016 Forsythia
03-10-2016 Forsythia
graphite on paper, 22.5x30
2016
Forget-Me-Nots and Lily Of The Valley - Green
Forget-Me-Nots and Lily Of The Valley - Green
oil on panel, 48x48
2017
 Opening
Opening
oil on panel, 60x48
2017
Warm Colors in Spring
Warm Colors in Spring
oil on panel, 48x60
2017
Amber
Amber
oil on panel, 48x84
2016
Long enough to understand that life is a blessing
Long enough to understand that life is a blessing
oil on panel, 36x48
2015
03-24-2011 Azaleas Progression - 1
03-24-2011 Azaleas Progression - 1
graphite on paper, 15x22
2011
04-07-2011 Azalea Progression - 2
04-07-2011 Azalea Progression - 2
garphite on paper, 15x22
2011
04-12-2011 Azaleas Progression - 3
04-12-2011 Azaleas Progression - 3
graphite on paper, 15x22
2011
03-07-2016 Blueberry Bush
03-07-2016 Blueberry Bush
graphite on paper, 30x22
2016
03-15-2016 Redbud
03-15-2016 Redbud
graphite on paper, 15x22
2016
04-19-2015 Mama's Irises
04-19-2015 Mama's Irises
graphite on paper, 18.5x20
2015
04-20-2015 Iris
04-20-2015 Iris
graphite on paper, 26x20
2015
04-20-2015 Iris
04-20-2015 Iris
graphite on paper, 26x20
2015
04-21-2015 Iris
04-21-2015 Iris
graphite on paper, 26x20
2015
04-21-2015 Iris
04-21-2015 Iris
graphite on paper, 26x20
2015
04-21-2015 Iris
04-21-2015 Iris
graphite on paper, 26x20
2015
04-21-2015 Flag Iris
04-21-2015 Flag Iris
graphite on paper, 26x20
2015
10-02-2014 Dill gone to seed
10-02-2014 Dill gone to seed
graphite on paper, 30x22
2014
12-15-2014 Ceda Branch
12-15-2014 Ceda Branch
graphite on paper, 48x26.25
2019
03-16-2010 Flowering Branch
03-16-2010 Flowering Branch
graphite on paper, 30x22
2010
Spring
Spring
oil on panel, 36x48
2015
Winter - Spring - Brights
Winter - Spring - Brights
oil on panel, 60x48
2013
2005 Oak Branch - 1
2005 Oak Branch - 1
graphite on paper, 30x22
2005
2005 Oak Branch - 3
2005 Oak Branch - 3
graphite on paper, 43x29.5
2005
2005 Oak Branch - 4
2005 Oak Branch - 4
graphite on paper, 50x28.5
2005
2005 Oak Branch - 6
2005 Oak Branch - 6
graphite on paper, 38.5x33
2005
2005 Oak Branch - 7
2005 Oak Branch - 7
graphite on paper, 16x28
2005
2005 Oak Branch - 8
2005 Oak Branch - 8
graphite on paper, 28.75x24
2005
03-30-2006 Redbud
03-30-2006 Redbud
graphite on paper, 22.5x46
2006