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…
July Garden
July Garden

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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July Garden
July Garden
Yellow Green Ginko
Yellow Green Ginko
 Canopy I
Canopy I
 Canopy II
Canopy II
 10-25-2017 New York Fern
10-25-2017 New York Fern
10-16-2017 Fern
10-16-2017 Fern
10-09-2017 Fern
10-09-2017 Fern
10-02-2017 Fern
10-02-2017 Fern
09-14-2017 Autumn Fern
09-14-2017 Autumn Fern
 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
 From Ann Abadie"s Garden
From Ann Abadie"s Garden
Shadows - Magnolia Fuscata
Shadows - Magnolia Fuscata
Shadows - Pecan
Shadows - Pecan
Shadows - Resurrection Fern
Shadows - Resurrection Fern
 Orange Violet
Orange Violet
July Garden
July Garden
oil on panel, 24x72
2018
Yellow Green Ginko
Yellow Green Ginko
oil on panel, 48x36
2018
 Canopy I
Canopy I
oil on panel, 83.5x36.75
2017
 Canopy II
Canopy II
oil on panel, 83.5x36.75
2017
 10-25-2017 New York Fern
10-25-2017 New York Fern
graphite on paper, 30x22
2017
10-16-2017 Fern
10-16-2017 Fern
graphite on paper, 30x22
2017
10-09-2017 Fern
10-09-2017 Fern
graphite on paper, 22x15
2017
10-02-2017 Fern
10-02-2017 Fern
graphite on paper, 22x15
2017
09-14-2017 Autumn Fern
09-14-2017 Autumn Fern
graphite on paper, 30x22
2017
 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
 From Ann Abadie"s Garden
From Ann Abadie"s Garden
oil on panel, 48x84
2017
Shadows - Magnolia Fuscata
Shadows - Magnolia Fuscata
oil on panel, 36x48
2017
Shadows - Pecan
Shadows - Pecan
oil on panel, 36x48
2017
Shadows - Resurrection Fern
Shadows - Resurrection Fern
oil on panel, 36x48
2017
 Orange Violet
Orange Violet
oil on panel, 48x84
2016