Carlyle Wolfe Lee

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…
Winter Pool
Winter Pool

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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Winter Pool
Winter Pool
Sunrise Song
Sunrise Song
Dogwood Dream
Dogwood Dream
Rose Garden Dream
Rose Garden Dream
10-12-2021 Ironweed
10-12-2021 Ironweed
05-28-2021 Cashiers Mountain Laurel
05-28-2021 Cashiers Mountain Laurel
10-11-2021 Swamp Sunflower
10-11-2021 Swamp Sunflower
Big Sheepcliff Mountain II
Big Sheepcliff Mountain II
10-08-2021 Hearts-a-Burstin
10-08-2021 Hearts-a-Burstin
Spring Path
Spring Path
Summer Shade
Summer Shade
Summer Dance
Summer Dance
10-15-2021 Yellow Nuptial Zinnia
10-15-2021 Yellow Nuptial Zinnia
05-28-2021 Cashier's Mountain Laurel
05-28-2021 Cashier's Mountain Laurel
10-15-2021 Nuptial Zinnia
10-15-2021 Nuptial Zinnia
10-12-2021 Ironweed
10-12-2021 Ironweed
10-08-2021 Hearts-a-Burstin
10-08-2021 Hearts-a-Burstin
Night Dream
Night Dream
Day Dream I
Day Dream I
Day Dream II
Day Dream II
Winter Pool
Winter Pool
acrylic on panel, 48x60
2021
Sunrise Song
Sunrise Song
gouache on paper, 51x33.5
2021
Dogwood Dream
Dogwood Dream
acrylic on panel, 30x42
2022
Rose Garden Dream
Rose Garden Dream
acrylic on panel, 30x42
2022
10-12-2021 Ironweed
10-12-2021 Ironweed
graphite on paper, 30x22
2021
05-28-2021 Cashiers Mountain Laurel
05-28-2021 Cashiers Mountain Laurel
graphite on paper, 30x22
2021
10-11-2021 Swamp Sunflower
10-11-2021 Swamp Sunflower
graphite on paper, 30x22
2021
Big Sheepcliff Mountain II
Big Sheepcliff Mountain II
gouache on paper, 51x33.5
2021
10-08-2021 Hearts-a-Burstin
10-08-2021 Hearts-a-Burstin
graphite on paper, 30x22
2021
Spring Path
Spring Path
gouache on paper, 42x42
2021
Summer Shade
Summer Shade
acrylic on panel, 48x48
2021
Summer Dance
Summer Dance
gouache on paper, 65x41
2021
10-15-2021 Yellow Nuptial Zinnia
10-15-2021 Yellow Nuptial Zinnia
graphite on paper, 15x11
2021
05-28-2021 Cashier's Mountain Laurel
05-28-2021 Cashier's Mountain Laurel
graphite on paper, 15x11
2021
10-15-2021 Nuptial Zinnia
10-15-2021 Nuptial Zinnia
graphite on paper, 15x11
2021
10-12-2021 Ironweed
10-12-2021 Ironweed
graphite on paper, 22x15
2021
10-08-2021 Hearts-a-Burstin
10-08-2021 Hearts-a-Burstin
graphite on paper, 22x15
2021
Night Dream
Night Dream
oil on panel, 48x36
2021
Day Dream I
Day Dream I
oil on panel, 48x36
2021
Day Dream II
Day Dream II
oil on panel, 48x36
2021

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